When a magical wish on a Conch shell whisks Stefan and Megan away from their Welsh coastline beach to the Magic Islands, the children feel lost and are quite unsure of their new environment. They have become marooned. Stefan and Megan follow two witches, Mogul and Drot to Wish-What Castle. They meet Nester the Jester, his strange pet – a dragon named Vanhalen, Ambrosious, the Wizard of the magical Enchanted Forest, Eglador, their guide, the Aliens of the Heavens known as the Purple Wizards, Gorad the teacher, and the Valendor Elves.
Trouble strikes the island when the witches arrive and when the Purple Wizards become shipwrecked on the islands’ coastal beach. The Magic Islands become overpowered by wicked magical powers and mischief which the children witness and they are asked to solve the islands problems, capture the wizards and return the islands to peace.
Illustrators: Robert Brown, Tony Paultyn and Gareth Edwards.
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‘Truly magical.’ Jake Arnott (Acclaimed Novelist/ Dramatist)
‘A delightful adventure.’ ‘… ignites the imagination.’ Cheryl Rees-Price (Author of DI Winter series.)
‘…this adventure… wove a magical spell on sceptical me! I found myself-yes- ON a ‘magical’ island following assorted ‘eccentrics.’ I expect to see it in action or in animated form in due course.’ Nigel Hanson (Writer/Songwriter. Brit-Writers’ Award Winner).
‘… readers will enjoy visiting these Magic Islands full of pirate-wizards, witches, castles, elves and two headed dragons!…the story also raises awareness of the modern problem of plastic pollution of our seas. William Vaughan (Writer/author of Fantasy Novella).
Magic Islands, by Irene Edwards, is a fantasy adventure centered around magic, wizardry, and adventure. The imagery painted by Edwards is absolutely stunning and contributes to the beauty of a well-crafted fantasy. Edwards’s young characters are relatable and full of life. The humor woven throughout this novel makes it not only more appealing but serves to create a fun read aloud for classrooms, as well. Literary Titan