Children’s Book Review: Witchlet (The Magical Chapters Trilogy #1) by Victoria Zigler


Hello everyone:) Today I wanted to share my review of the children’s book Witchlet by Victoria Zigler!

witchlet by victoria ziglerIn a world where everyone thinks witches are warty old women, a powerful and short tempered 9 year old is trying to find her place in the world, and make amends for something that happened when she was only 3. Her name is Paige, and she can bend the elements to her rather strong will. But can she convince people to accept her for who she is?

This is the first book in the “Magical Chapters” trilogy. The titles in the series are as follows:

1. Witchlet
2. The Pineapple Loving Dragon
3. A Magical Storm

????????????????????About This Author
Victoria Zigler is both a poet and an author of children’s books. Born in the shadow of the black mountains in Wales, she now lives near the sea in the South-East of England with her husband, and a West Highland White Terrier named Keroberous.

Having battled with Glaucoma since birth, she now finds herself completely blind, though she tries not to let that stop her doing what she loves, which involves a lot of reading, plenty of writing, and various crafts such as cardmaking and knitting. She also enjoys movies and music, plays the occasional roleplaying game (such as Dungeons And Dragons) and finds history fascinating, especially Egyptian and Stone Age history. She is also a passionate lover of animals and nature.

Victoria Zigler is both a poet and an author of children’s books. Born in the shadow of the black mountains in Wales, she now lives near the sea in the South-East of England with her husband, and a West Highland White Terrier named Keroberous.

Having battled with Glaucoma since birth, she now finds herself completely blind, though she tries not to let that stop her doing what she loves, which involves a lot of reading, plenty of writing, and various crafts such as cardmaking and knitting. She also enjoys movies and music, plays the occasional roleplaying game (such as Dungeons And Dragons) and finds history fascinating, especially Egyptian and Stone Age history. She is also a passionate lover of animals and nature.

Personality wise she would describe herself as a combination of Hermione and Luna from the Harry Potter books; Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world.

MY REVIEW

Witchlet is a charming and entertaining treat! It tells the story of Paige, a nine-year old girl who has pretty much a grand desire to be accepted for who she is, and not what others think she is, or who they feel she should be. First and foremost, Paige is a Witch, a very powerful Witch who has helped many of her neighbors and those from far abroad with their problems. This Paige loves to do, aid those in need…but the one thing that never fails to get this feisty Witchlet riled up is that without fail every time a new person comes to for help, they never believe that she is truly the one to help them…

Also, Paige is dealing with discord in her family, such as  members of the family who cannot accept who she is and what she can do; an example was  her father who left the home because of Paige’s abilities, and her Aunt who blames Paige of injuring her son, Paige’s cousin.

Questions that run through the readers mind…

How will Paige every be taken seriously and not judged for her age but her abilities? How will Paige and her family heal?

I enjoyed this story, it was entertaining and  well-written. The dialogue was  fresh, and Witchlet was a stocked full of  life lessons for  children. Such as how to accept others, despite their differences. believing in oneself, even when it seems other s do not.

I believe this is a  must read for all, due to it gems of truth that we all can learn from!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Children’s Book Review: Witchlet (The Magical Chapters Trilogy #1) by Victoria Zigler

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s