Magical Stories by Piaras O Cionnaoith – Book Review
Magical Stories: A Collection of Short Stories for Children by Piaras O Cionnaoith – Book Reviewed by Stacey
A Collection of Short Stories for Children
Publisher – CreateSpace Independent Pub
Pages – 146
Release Date – 26th November 2016
ISBN 13 – 978-1540595119
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
This is an excellent storybook primarily aimed for children aged 4 – 12 years. Early readers will enjoy the stories read aloud to them. Kids and children can practice their reading skills or have a parent/teacher read it aloud. These special stories include lessons and morals about building confidence, self-esteem, caring, sharing and love.
•Dali the Different Little Dragon
•Finding a Fairy
•The Puppet Show
•Tilly the Polka-Dotted Tiger
•Lilly and the Fairy Land
•Timmy the Elf
•Daisy the Dragon
•Thomas and the Mermaid
•Laura the Leprechaun
•The Adventures of William Scott
Magical Stories for Children, is a short book filled with ten different unique stories, each with a different moral or feeling behind it. The characters are all magical, from dragons, to elves and fairies making these stories have an old fashion fairy-tale feel to them.
The stories are engaging and captivating, if a little slow-paced. I do like books that teach children about society, and how to get along in the world, as long as they are written in a fun way. Although interesting, the book did take a few stories to get into it, and some were a lot more interesting than other.
I don’t feel the ebook version does the book any favours as from what I have read by other reviewers comments is that the paperback version is colourful, and draws the reader in, where as I read it on a normal eReader (not Kindle Fire), where the text and pictures are just black and white, which made the images bland.
I would say the stories would suit children at the younger end of the target market, 4-7 years old more likely, as I’m not sure that a 12 year old these day’s would be into fairy-tales, certainly not the ones I know.
Book reviewed by Stacey
Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth is a poet and author who writes books for both children and adults. His positive and creative thinking, and his belief in the human spirit, make his books for children pleasant, interesting and exciting.
His books for teenagers and adults gives way to more serious thought on issues such as gender identity, counseling and emotional healing.
Píaras has a wide formal and informal education, including a Higher Diploma in General Counseling Skills, suicide prevention training, and over a half a century of what life has thrown at him. He lives in Southern Ireland with his son David and dog Max.
From Píaras: “Creating and writing children’s stories and poems has given me many hours of relaxation and joy, and I hope that reading them will do the same for you.”