The Magic Stones
The Magic Stones by Grandma Nor is young children’s literary tale that weaves a magical mythical storyline of fairies, dragons, and magical stones, while incorporating a tale that young children and parents can find enjoyable. In this thirty-eight page children’s book, Grandma Nor takes her readers down a journey as two friends discover a cave and enter into an uncharted territory where they encounter what else but a mystical fairy that informs them of dragons and the demise of dragons. As the fairy informs the young children of the tale of dragons, she sheds tears, and these tears form a magical stone that shines bright and shimmers. And, in such, these magical stone created by tears are diamonds. When the fairy informs the children of the magical importance of these stones, the fairies also wipe out any traces of the children’s memory as to where the fairies reside.
Set in the backdrop of a small town, where families are constantly working hard to provide for their family, Grandma Nor sets the background where she was able to incorporate these magical stones into the story line of a family who is in need of financial help. So when the young heroine returns back home after meeting the fairies, she shows her parents that she is in possession of two stones. When her parents see these stones, they were in awe of them and want to make them into a jewelry piece for her birthday; but when they have the stones looked at, they soon discover these precious rare stones are worth so much. In shock, the parents were dumbfounded on how valuable these precious stones are. To learn that their value is in the millions, the family was able to turn their financial troubles into something profitable.
Overall, The Magic Stones was a quick read for young children who are looking for a book that mixes a little mystical aspect while keeping it in tune with a family storyline. While this story was short, I did find the author could have implemented more of the fairy aspect, because I think that is something young children would love to read. But, overall, if you are looking for a story that is family friendly, then this book might be for you.