Thank you to Charlie Morris at Little Tiger for inviting me to take part in the Blog Tour for the gorgeous Midnight Magic, written by Michelle Harrison and illustrated by Elissa Elwick. Today, I’ll be sharing a chapter extract and my review.
The chapter extract I am sharing is from the second half of Chapter 1 and follows on from the first extract shared yesterday by the wonderful Veronica at V‘sViewfromtheBookshelves.
Hubble bubble, this cat’s trouble …
Midnight Magic is a real treat of a story, brimming with warmth, humour and the most adorable kitten who brings a sparkle of mischievous magic which will delight young readers of 5+.
Midnight is a rare type of cat, one born at midnight with magical powers which she puts to good use at once – by enchanting a broom! Unfortunately, her magical ways are not appreciated by her mother or two siblings who fear that she will only bring trouble. One day, Midnight wakes up to find that she is on her own, with just her broom Twiggy for company. Saddened, she begins her journey to find a new family, and soon meets kind-hearted Trixie who may just be the friend she needs.
Trixie instantly adores Midnight and takes her home. It is not long before Midnight is causing mischief with her magic to the delight of her new friend, but will she be welcomed by all in the family? Are they all ready for magic and adventure in their lives? I mean, how could anyone not adore this ridiculously cute and cheeky kitten who just wants to be loved and accepted into a family?
The vibrant and fun illustrations are absolutely gorgeous in two tone colours: a wide range of purple tones with a sprinkling of greyscale colours which are just perfect for a witchy book, and will make young children fall even more in love with this magical story.
This is an enchanting story written in verse that is sure to delight young readers. It is filled with mischief, magic and humour and has a real warmth that is perfect for reading aloud to a child or for newly independent readers. A story which will be enjoyed again and again until it is a treasured favourite. I’m so looking forward to many more adventures from this mischievous kitten!
Thank you to Charlie Morris and Little Tiger for an early copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Midnight Magic – Chapter Extract and Review”
Lovely review Mary, you are so right, this really is a book that young readers will treasure. My copy is already out on loan!
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Thank you Veronica. I’m really looking forward to more in this gorgeous series.
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