Title ~ The Mysteries of the Magical Horse
Author ~ P J Flynn
Genre – Children’s fiction – ages 7 – 12
Vicky was a fortunate thirteen-year-old girl who lived on a small farm on the outskirts of Northampton. Her passion was horses so when she was old enough to be responsible, her parents brought her a handsome stallion called Pandoer but because of his dark red coloring she nicknamed him Red.
Now this is where The Magic Horse adventures began, as Red turned out to be a Magic Horse.
This is a remarkable tale and stories that will hopefully go on forever through the ages of time, and of course we shall find out the real truth about history as they are both whisked through time in the twinkling of an eye, actually living in the time they travel into.
There is another twist to these stories, as they reach their destination Red turns into a teenager called Jack, wow this is only the start to these exciting adventures you will find yourself in, and somebody with the same imagination as the author will particularly enjoy these books, imagining you are actually in the same adventures as Vicky and Jack.
The Mysteries of the Magical Horse reads like a young girl is speaking, which is appropriate for this story. I did have to reread several sentences, however, because of punctuation errors and tense changes.
This is a good book to encourage children to use their imagination and it is great for teaching them history. It contains a lot of historical information from the Victorian Age to World War II to the 1960s. What is really cool is that it has a lot of things that you wouldn’t normally think about such as people hiding in subways during World War II bombings in London and coming home with lice!
I recommend The Mysteries of the Magical Horse for children ages 7-12. Not only is it interesting but it encourages them to learn history which is often a tricky subject to keep children’s interest.
P J Flynn’s books have had some great reviews, and has readers in over 20 countries worldwide. “I want to share with everyone the absolute pleasure my family and I had reading In “The Land Of The Unicorn” and “Tales of the Wildcat”, by P J Flynn.
Tales of a Wildcat is an amazing and wonderful exploration taken with Jasper – the wildcat. My grandchildren and I enthusiastically followed along with Jasper as he roamed about, met new friends and had many new experiences. If you like cats you will very much enjoy seeing the world through Jasper’s eyes and after reading it you will never look at your own cat quite the same again! This book was a fun adventure for all ages, I highly recommend it.
In The Land Of The Unicorn is a fantastical journey through historic times and awesome locations. The children loved this book as it vividly and intelligently touched on many different stories they have heard about, it opened their minds and thus opened within them a curiosity about these historic characters and a want to learn even more about them all. We look forward to enjoying many more journeys in the future, and secretly hope for an animated feature film, as this would be a fantastic story to tell on a big screen too! I think this series would be an excellent addition to schools and libraries for story time or in any children’s bookshelf to be read over and over again. I have no doubt you and your children will adore this book as much as we did. Thank you for the wonderful adventures Peter!! Loretta Blondo and family, Alberta Canada.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Until 10 years ago the author, from Northamptonshire, England, worked as a plasterer but two serious operations gave him the opportunity to pursue a challenge he never thought possible. With the help of numerous friends and family members the dream of writing a book became a reality. He was encouraged by teachers when he first began writing.
Teaching history suddenly became easier because the children began asking questions about the events and people they were introduced to through his books. As one Head teacher put it, “They seemed inspired to learn more about history. It was no longer something they had to put up with. Their thirst for knowledge almost became unquenchable!”
The author doesn’t just delve into ancient history; his characters visit the ‘swinging sixties’, The Second World War London, The Roman occupation, Victorian times, Elizabethan times and historical legends. He introduces children to the times of their parents and grandparents as well as stories and events that moulded our country. His growing army of readers’ constantly write to him asking when another adventure book will be published and where it will take them.
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