The series “Witchy Travel Tales” tells the story of a witch and her seven daughters.
This book is the second in the series. One of the witch’s daughters, Viva, is scared at night and struggles to fall asleep every night. Her mother, the witch, takes Viva on a trip to Stonehenge, to activate an ancient spell hat helps the little girl, fall asleep going forward.
Many thanks to the author Sibel Beadle, Grosvenor House publishing and blog tour organiser Rachel Gilbey for the ARC of Witchy Travel Tales, Sleepless In Stonehenge in return for an honest review.
This is a charming tale of a witch called Miranda, her seven daughters and their quest to help one of those daughters viva find a way to beat her nighmares.
I must admit, I am a little in love with this wonderful series of books. This the second is exquisite and captures the essence of what a children’s book should be, magical, innocent and heart warming.
I loved how in this book we got to focus on one of the daughter’s. The author is showing her young reader’s that nightmares can be banished.
My favourite part of the book was was the way it says to young reader’s that there are ways to deal with nightmares. Yet maintains a simplicity to the story and that makes it accessible to young readers.Here as in the first in the series the writer celebrates the fact that adventures and travel are grand things and that books can open up the world to children.
Special mention must to the illustrator Fernando Arias whose illustrations are bold and colourful.
It is a beautifully written story and I am certain it will inspire young readers to want to visit the setting of the book, it certainly made me want to. I smiled throughout and loved the way the writer gave it a big hearted feel.
I would recommend this book to parents to read to their young children and also to older independent readers.
Sleepless In Stonehenge can be purchased from Amazon
About the author.
Living in Billericay, Essex with her two daughters Sibel Beadle previously worked as a senior banker for the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in Central London before becoming a full time children’s author. Previous titles in her Witchy Travel Tales series include; The Seven Sisters andSleepless in Stonehenge (Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd 2017). The third, The Golden Bunny of the Lake District is published by Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd March 2018.
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