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Alana finds a glowing crystal and has a beautiful dream. She is reluctant to share her secret, but she can’t help showing it to her friends, who beg her to part with her treasure. Meanwhile, a group of city children follow the crystal’s light and burst into the dreamy world of Alana and her friends. Only after Alana decides to open her heart does she learn the true power of the light of the magic crystal.
An elegant, original, and wonderfully entertaining children’s picture book by author and illustrator Mishea Obiji, “The Secret of the Magic Crystal” will have a very special appeal for young readers with an interest in fairies, mermaids and dragons. With its underlying and positive message of friendship, imagination and transformation, “The Secret of the Magic Crystal” is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for young readers.
~ Susan Bethany, Reviewer’s Bookwatch: December 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review