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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Magical Stories: A Collection of Short Stories for Children by Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth is an enjoyable and entertaining collection that will bring a smile to the faces of readers. The stories are fascinating and imaginative, and each one entertains and conveys insightful and thoughtful messages. Children get to see dragons, fairies, elves, mermaids, puppets, tigers, leprechauns, and many more whimsical characters through these stories, and they teach readers new things. The stories are original, they teach good virtues, and will make young readers more creative, and make their imaginations run wild.
All the stories are simple, engaging and magical, and they begin with a colorful illustration, followed by the story. They revolve around everyday emotions of friendship, trust, laughter, generosity, and other feelings that will definitely remain in the minds of readers after reading these stories. It’s an excellent bedtime storybook and can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.
The language is exquisite and will captivate the sensory perception of readers. The narration is detailed and descriptive and brings the characters and the scenes alive. It’s a book for the young and the old alike. Books like these make a good read to help children understand good values, virtues, concepts, ideas, morals, and messages via stories and magical characters. Storytelling is a good way of reaching out to children and this book does just that!