The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool is a delightful story about a princess who is hiding from enemies trying to kidnap her. She is Harmonie, the princess who bring Harmony to the world. While she is hiding from her enemies she makes friends with other Mystic Princesses.
Confident, intelligent and smart girls who look for solutions for any problem they face make ideal role models for young girls to look up too. I plan to gift this book with lovely strong characters that inspire to my nieces too.
The girls not only learn to help each other but themselves too. The story is a delight to read with all the magic and mystery. This book is an adventure filled with butterflies, rainbows, dolphins and lots of magic. The five girls learn how to use their magic and master the art of using their powers for good. The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool teaches the kids about realizing their own strengths, keeping faith and finding true friends and lasting friendship with trust.
The language of the book is excellent and makes the whole story more interesting to read. Each chapter is complete in itself making it an ideal read for young children who would not be able to read the full book in one go. The colorful well drawn illustrations make it more interesting to read. The easy to read language will encourage readers to read more.
This is a book which will engross our young readers and teach them about life, self confidence, friendships and believing in themselves. I look forward to reading the second book in this series soon as the magic continues with Mystic Princess.
(© I received a copy of the book from http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com/the review is my own.)
About the Book
Title: The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool | Author: PJ LaRue | Illustrator: Aristides Rodriguez | Publication Date: June 28, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 63 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10 Book Description: Join Exciting Princess Adventures and Learn Life Lessons Along the Way Have you ever wanted to ride a dolphin or dreamed of playing on a rainbow as if it were a waterslide? How would you feel if someone tried to kidnap you, and you were forced to move to Hawai’i to hide and live with people you don’t know? That happened to Harmonie. Come meet Harmonie, her new Mystic Princess friends, and find out what happens when her enemies, the Children of Ares, find her again.
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“The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool has a delightful plot. P. J. LaRue uses mythological characters to tell a lively story of bravery and friendship. The book teaches important lessons on strengths and weaknesses, conservation and safety. This is the first book in the Mystic Princesses series, and I cannot wait for the next princesses’ adventure to come. Young girls will love The Mystic Princesses adventure on their bedside table.” ~ Kelly Santana, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews
“A lovely book for children with colourful pictures and any child who reads it will be looking for a sequel.” ~ 5 Star Review, Diane, Amazon
“‘The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool’ is a confidence boosting book for children, giving them important information. It is the first in a series and I look forward to reading more about Harmonie and her friends.” ~ 5 Star Review, Mary C., Goodreads
“This early chapter book is perfect for children ages six through ten. It does not portray wimpy princesses, but strong, respectful and independent female role models involved in many adventures in which they learn to overcome their weaknesses, act against bullying, and cooperate with friends and family to promote human welfare and peace. Short chapters interspersed with illustrations will maintain interest if the book is read aloud for younger children. Introduce your little princess to this one.” ~ 5 Star Review, Barbara M., Amazon
“The short chapters would make this ideal for younger girls who are newer to reading Chapter Books. The colourful illustrations are excellent, and compliment this warm story nicely. A new series for girls, offering a fun way to learn valuable life lessons.” ~ 5 StarReview, M.J. Kinsmen, Amazon
About the Author: PJ LaRue
PJ LaRue wrote poetry in high school, but she discovered writing children’s books and short stories later in life. Her writing inspirations are hiking, photography and environmental consciousness, but she links these interests to much larger social issues. A person very close to PJ was molested as a child, making PJ passionate about providing child safety tips. And, PJ was bullied in the third grade by girls much larger than she, who demanded that PJ give them her lunch money. As a result, PJ is committed to spreading the word that bullying must be stopped.
One of PJ’s goals is to help educate children, parents and caregivers, in a fun way, using her children’s book series, The Mystic Princesses. Because PJ loves to travel, the princesses will visit many locales, learning about environmental concerns along the way.