Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Book Tour & Giveaway - The Mysteries of the Magical Horse by P J Flynn - Children's fiction


Title ~ The Mysteries of the Magical Horse
Author ~ P J Flynn
Format – Paperback or e-copy
ISBN – 0-9547587-0-6 - Paperback
ISBN - 978-1301735686 - e-book
Genre – Children’s fiction – ages 7 - 12


BOOK BLURB 

Vicky was an ordinary teenager, helping out in her parent’s smallholding.
Her life suddenly changed dramatically into a rollercoaster journey through the ages. With her horse Red, they visit Second World War London, The Swinging Sixties and Victorian England amongst just a few exciting journeys.

Come and join Vicky and Red on their exciting travels and meet some interesting characters along the way.

MY REVIEW

What a wonderful read this was. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting from it, but it surpassed my expectations.

It tells the tale of Vicky who's parents run a smallholding and she has a horse called "Red". One day something magical happens to Red but I'll say no more otherwise it will spoil the story.

All I can say is that it is a well written book which takes it's young reader through many periods of history. This book is centered in London for the magical adventures. One minute they are in the swinging sixties, next minute in the Second World War. You can be in Elizabethan England one minute and in the slums, or you could be mixing with Queen Victoria. The reader will read about many famous figures in British History so they are being educated at the same time as joining Vicky and her friends on the magical journeys she takes with Red.

The author seems to have put a lot of thought into this book and it has really paid off. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to any parent to purchase for their child. I can't wait to read the next adventures in the series and see where the adventures take us then.

REVIEWS 

P J Flynn’s books have had some great reviews, and has readers in over 20 countries worldwide.

I want to share with everyone the absolute pleasure my family and I had reading In The Land Of The Unicorn and Tales of the Wildcat, by P J Flynn. 
Tales of a wildcat is an amazing and wonderful exploration taken with Jasper - the wildcat. My grandchildren and I enthusiastically followed along with Jasper as he roamed about, met new friends and had many new experiences. If you like cats you will very much enjoy seeing the world through Jasper's eyes and after reading it you will never look at your own cat quite the same again! This book was a fun adventure for all ages, I highly recommend it.
In The Land Of The Unicorn is a fantastical journey through historic times and awesome locations. The children loved this book as it vividly and intelligently touched on many different stories they have heard about, it opened their minds and thus opened within them a curiosity about these historic characters and a want to learn even more about them all.  We look forward to enjoying many more journeys in the future, and secretly hope for an animated feature film, as this would be a fantastic story to tell on a big screen too! I think this series would be an excellent addition to schools and libraries for story time or in any children’s bookshelf to be read over and over again. I have no doubt you and your children will adore this book as much as we did.  
Thank you for the wonderful adventures Peter!! Loretta Blondo and family, Alberta Canada.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Until 10 years ago the author, from Northamptonshire, England, worked as a plasterer but two serious operations gave him the opportunity to pursue a challenge he never thought possible.
With the help of numerous friends and family members the dream of writing a book became a reality.
He was encouraged by teachers when he first began writing. Teaching history suddenly became easier because the children began asking questions about the events and people they were introduced to through his books.  As one Head teacher put it, "They seemed inspired to learn more about history. It was no longer something they had to put up with. Their thirst for knowledge almost became unquenchable!"
The author doesn't just delve into ancient history; his characters visit the 'swinging sixties', The Second World War London, The Roman occupation, Victorian times, Elizabethan times and historical legends.  He introduces children to the times of their parents and grandparents as well as stories and events that molded our country. His growing army of readers' constantly write to him asking when another adventure book will be published and where it will take them.
His books don’t just delve into ancient history; his characters visit the 'swinging sixties', The Second World War London, The Roman occupation, Victorian times, Elizabethan times and historical legends.  He introduces children to the times of their parents and grandparents as well as stories and events that molded our country. His growing army of readers' constantly write to him asking when another adventure book will be published and where it will take them.

LINKS
Amazon UK - Click here
Amazon US - Click here
Smashwords - Click here
Website - Click here
Goodreads - Click here

TOUR SCHEDULE 

01st October - Spotlight and Review - Bookalicious Traveladdict

09th October - Guest post and Review Nayu's Reading Corner

09th October - Spotlight and Review - Bound 4 Escape

13th October - Spotlight and Excerpt - Mum Loves 2 Read

18th October - Spotlight and Review - Rapid Reviewer

23rd October - Spotlight and Review - Going Crazy Wanna Go

31st October - Spotlight and Review - Book Bird Fiction

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