The Practical Guides are, well, practical guides to fantastical things. Like, for instance, you know that Audubon book of birds? Imagine it for dragons. Only, a book about birds doesn’t cover their language, games, and magic.
A Practical Guide to Dragon Magic
“The writing is quick and well thought out, and will keep a young reader flipping pages late into the night. The interior artwork that accompanies the writing is fabulous and filled with rich and deep colors. The dragons appear to practically jump off the page.” –Reading Review
“This guide is a well thought out book about dragons that is presented almost like an enlistment guide for a dragon academy, told from they Dungeons and Dragons mythology standpoint. I could easily see this book being handed out to prospective Dragon Riders a generation or two before the story of Eragon was written… It reads like a factual textbook, though far more interesting. One little jewel that a young reader is sure to like is the questionnaire in the back of the book entitled ‘Finding Your Dragon: A Quiz’. Twelve questions are asked and the results are presented on the next page where the child can see which dragon best fits him or her. Finally, each page is loaded with artwork that is sure to interest anyone who loves to look at dragons.” –Monster Librarian
A Practical Guide to Wizardry
So, you want to be a wizard?
How do you make a magic wand? Why does a wizard wear robes? What goes into a potion of invisibility? Arch Mage Lowadar invites you to join his school for talented young wizards and explore the magical world of wizardry.
“A beautifully illustrated book that will pull you into the fantasy world of magic!” —KidsBookshelf Newsletter
“Susan J. Morris has done a terrific job at writing this book as Archmage Lowadar. The text flows well and the information available to the reader kept me highly engrossed with every page I turned. All of the artwork in the book is spectacular and I only have high praise for all of the artists involved. This is the best of the Practical Guides.” —Reading Review
A Practical Guide to Faeries
What’s the difference between a pixie and a nixie? What happens if you nibble on a bite of faerie food? How do you say “good night” in the language of faeries? Pip invites readers on an insider’s tour of the wonders of the feywild.
“Fantasy fans of all ages (even Moms and Dads) are sure to find A Practical Guide to Faeries by Susan Morris comprehensive and thrilling . . .Truly remarkable, A Practical Guide to Faeries is the ultimate resource for little faerie hunters!” —Reviewed by Jamie, Baby Kid Review Team member
“This unique guide will delight young readers who have an interest in faeries and other magical creatures . . . Packed with beautiful and detailed illustrations, this is a book that fantasy fans will come back to again and again.” —Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews
The Faerie Locket
The companion novel to A Practical Guide to Faeries
When Jade finds the faerie locket and is swept away into Faerie, she finds a frozen world. The Ice Queen is winning the war against the Sun King, and if she wins, Faerie will turn to ice and all the summer faeries will die. A prophecy says the girl with the locket will end the war—and all the summer faeries expect her to defeat the Ice Queen. But not only does the prophecy fail to mention how exactly she’s supposed to save them, it also doesn’t say who will win.
“The main characters in this book are ones that readers will instantly like. Finally, a book has been written in the world of Dungeons & Dragons that is aimed at female young readers, but can still be enjoyed greatly by boys. There is plenty of action in the book as Jade is always on the run while trying to solve the mystery of the missing troves. The Ice Queen is a wicked creature that will surely make the reader shiver in fright.” –Reading Review
“The Faerie Locket is a fun, lighthearted, magical tale of faeries. We have a delightful, enjoyable, dangerous quest for our birthday girl whose been sadly mistaken for her older sister. There’s a childish tone to the book, but it’s entertaining, funny, and sweet even for older fantasy lovers. The Faerie Locket brought out something like nostalgia in me. It reminded me of how it felt playing as a little girl, without ever being boring.” –Bibliophile Support Group