Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Review - The Magic Pumpkin

The Magic Pumpkin
By Benji Alexander Palus
Publisher: iUniverse
Pub. Date: January 10, 2013
ISBN: 978-1475970487
Pages: 316


Five-year-old Owen adores his younger brother Oliver and is saddened when Oliver becomes ill. Mysteriously, a magical portal appears and the brothers go through it, transporting them to a magical land. There in this land, Oliver is well and can play games with Owen.

They like to fly on the magical pumpkin and explore the land, but there is a dark force hiding there. Owen and Oliver use the magical pumpkin to protect them at night. They love to play in this land, but they miss their parents deeply. If they go back though the portal, Owen and Oliver may never get to play together again.

Wow! I didn't know what to expect when I began reading The Magic Pumpkin, but I ended up loving this heartwarming tale of two young brothers. The story does have that Wizard of Oz feeling to it. The author did a wonderful job with the descriptions of the mystical land. I do wish there were illustrations throughout the book. I'm not for sure what the original target audience is for the book. Yes, the characters are five and three, but in my opinion it is written more for adults. Overall, The Magic Pumpkin is a wonderful adventure tale and I recommend it to readers of all ages.

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review. 


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