Children's Corner: The Magickal Birthday Treat, Sheelagh McGrath, Australia
March 31, 2016
With The Magickal Birthday Treat, Sheelagh McGrath not only tells a delightful tale of an adventurous grandmother and a priceless birthday, but also teaches younger children how they can call on their own innate ability in order to manifest their desired situations.
McGrath believes that all things and people are connected, and that each of us can change the energy of the universe with our thoughts, and with imagination, determination, a good heart and a little bit of alchemy, nothing is impossible and dreams can come true.
It’s Jessica’s 11th birthday and she knows her beloved grandma, Nonni, has some special surprises in store for her. Eleven, Jess knows, is Nonni’s very special number, and that means this birthday will bring with it a truly exciting adventure. Suddenly, a red bus with a giant number “11” appears playing “Happy Birthday” and Jess knows it must be Nonni. Soon after, Nonni and Jess are whisked off in a mini-tornado and soon begin to travel the planet together, experiencing cultures, people and animals that Jess had only before read about in books. Jess and Nonni travel to other countries, and also different periods in history, guided by Nonni’s own special magic.
Sleelagh also acknowledges her fabulous editor, Lisa Fugard, author of 'Skinner's Drift', a New York Times Best Seller.