Parent reviews for A Tale of Magic, Book 1

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 26 reviews

age 8+

Listen to the Kids - A Tale of Magic

Look at the reviews from the kids! Chris Colfer’s books are more than a story. There are history lessons, real life challenges, and real world issues that lead to improved communications in families. Read his books WITH your children, because you will find yourself amazed by how clearly and simply he can explain what the problem is that confronts the child in today’s world. I see a number of “beware, it confronts ‘Christianity’”. If you are not examining your beliefs daily, how do you know how true you are? I find it refreshing, and have experienced the self confidence and empowerment to think they are valued in children who read The Land of Stories and A Tale of Magic books. Highly Recommend.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Overcoming life's obstacles

Great book full of adversity and adventure. This is a great read for kids who may be unaware of racism, religious bias, and class stereotypes in their lives. This book took quite a bit of time in setting up and developing the background of the lead character. It throws in a few more undeveloped characters very quickly and while you get the idea that they develop close bonds, it does not give you development in that part of the story. This book is a great motivator for believing in yourself no matter where you are coming from and where you want to go.

This title has:

Great messages
1 person found this helpful.
age 11+

Okay better then last series/Christians Watch Out!

This book was pretty good, my daughter read it and liked it better then The Land of Stories series. The one thing that bothered her the most was when Skylene said to the High Justices and Justices as part of their list of demands : "Furthermore, attending services at the Chariot Hills Cathedral, or any other place of worship, is strictly optional and no longer a requirement." That is not okay, as Christians are required to attend mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. It is the second commandment of God. Other then that it was a good book. Though you may want to discuss with your kids about that if you are a Christian.
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Christians beware

This book seriously undermines Christian beliefs and is a cover for sneaking in the idea that the Bible is sometimes wrong. The setup of the story is that people who practice magic are evil and that that’s wrong. They’re actually good people and “The Lord’s book” that outlaws it has got it all wrong.