Goodreads Giveaway: Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword

Enter to Win a paperback copy of Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword! Goodreads Giveaway ends January 25th, 2018 @11:59pm.

Look to the North Star and she shall bring,
Safe passage to the Bear King.
His castle is enchanted with a powerful spell,
Atop North Mountain, where everlasting Winter dwells.

Twelve-year-old twins Suzie & Jack are on a quest in the arctic land of Bear Kingdom to find The Book of Destiny and rescue Tiger Queen Mohini & her cubs. Their journey is not an easy one. Bear Kingdom is a dark and dangerous place filled with ice & snow, haunted by a powerful, evil spell and ruled by fierce Bear King Knut. Suzie & Jack have help from their friends Liam & Elena, as well as a cast of magical animals, including beautiful phoenix Phaedra, jolly dragon Thistlefire and some new amazing creatures.

Hidden within Bear Kingdom’s enchanted forest is the golden sword. Forged with powerful ancient magic, it is one of the magical objects that Suzie, Jack, Liam & Elena will need in order to fight against the evil spell that has been cast over Bear Castle. Will they have enough good magic to break the spell? Or will Bear Kingdom be doomed to remain haunted forever?

Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword, a fantasy for middle-grade readers, is the exciting second adventure in The Dream Chronicles series. What dangers will Suzie, Jack and their friends face in the frozen land of Bear Kingdom? What magical friends – or frightening enemies – will they meet there? Will they be able to complete their quest and return home? Join Suzie & Jack on a thrilling arctic journey in Bear Kingdom to find out.

Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a magical day! -Stacie

Children’s Book Review: The Wish Trap (Star Friends, Book 2) 

The Wish Trap, written by Linda Chapman & illustrated by Lucy Fleming, is an enchanting story that mixes childhood adventure with fantasy. Readers will delight in the magical animals and whimsical illustrations. Its description rings true – this is a book that will be enjoyed by fans of both the Rainbow Magic series and other magical adventures for young readers.

The second book in the Star Friends series, it follows friends Maia, Ionie, Lottie & Sita as they discover their increasing magical powers as Star Friends. Star Animals are magical animals that come from Star World, and once they have made a human friend, their magic can flow between them in order to do good and stop others who are using bad magic. Promoting acts of kindness in children’s literature is always a positive experience for both readers and parents, and using both magic and animals to do so is so much fun!

Maia, Ionie, Lottie & Sita successfully battled a Shade (an evil spirit that brings chaos & unhappiness) in the first adventure – and they will need to work together again to solve a dangerous mystery in The Wish Trap. This time, the members of the gym team are mysteriously getting hurt – and the girls suspect that a Shade is behind the accidents.

While the story itself is fun and the characters charming, the illustrations are gorgeous and really brought the book to life. I was familiar with Lucy Fleming’s art through Instagram, but this was the first time I’ve seen her work displayed in a children’s book. Her dreamy, whimsical style fits the Star Friends perfectly. Young readers, particularly girls around my own daughter’s age – will be happy to have The Wish Trap in their libraries.

*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you for visiting Space to Dream! Have a magical day.  -Stacie

Stacie Eirich is a writer as well as an avid reader & book reviewer. She holds a Masters Degree in English Studies from Illinois State University. She has published four books of poetry and a children’s novel: Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny. She lives north of New Orleans, and is currently writing her second children’s novel.

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