Thursday, November 12, 2009

THE MAGIC WARBLE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE MAGIC WARBLE

BY VICTORIA SIMCOX

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

Here’s what some reviewers have to say!

“…every kid needs a ‘magic warble’ as every kid needs to feel important, capable and loved. I highly recommend this book.”
–Marion Demoss
Merchandise Supervisor
Borders Books, Everett, WA

“The Magic Warble is a captivating tale of a young girl any adult or young person can relate to. The novel pulls you in to where you just have to read more! This book carried me away to another time and another place filled with excitement and fantasy. It’s an adventure that no one will regret reading!
–Jenger Avellaneda, Stanwood, WA

“…amazing…captivating from the first page and will keep you reading for as long as it takes to finish it. The Magic Warble is a very original story and definitely worth ordering…illustrations are beautiful and makes the story come to life. A must read!”
–Melissa Scoleman, 15, Tucson, AZ

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Victoria, known as Vicki, was born in 1966, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She has one older sister, Jeannette. When Vicki was 7, she moved with her family to British Columbia. In her early twenties Vicki moved to Western Washington and now resides in Marysville WA. She has been married to her husband Russ, for nineteen years and they have three children; Toby, who is fifteen, Kristina, thirteen, and William, eight. She has home schooled her children for the past nine years, and she also teaches elementary school art. Vicki’s other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, two cats, Frodo, and Fritz, and two parakeets, Charlie, and Paulie. She did have a pet rat named Raymond when she started writing The Magic Warble, but sad to say, he has since passed away of old age. Vicki enjoys writing, painting watercolors, watching movies, hanging out with her family, and chauffeuring her kids around to their many activities. Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and one of her fondest memories is when she was twelve. She would sit at the kitchen table and read The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner. These magical stories were very dear to Vicki and she remembers wishing, If only I could go to Narnia like Lucy and Susan. Vicki hopes that maybe, she can touch someone with her story in a similar way. You can visit her website at www.themagicwarble.com.

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21 comments:

Renee said...

this would make a great Christmas gift. I learned that the author was born in Canada.

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rubynreba said...

She has home schooled her children for the past 9 years and also teaches elementary school art.
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Karen in TN said...

She was born in Canada.

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Ali said...

I must buy this for my sister... she'll be 13yrs next week *bg* She loves to read, thank goodness :)

I learned that one of Vicki's fondest memories is of reading The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner.

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Jasmyn said...

She lives in Maryville, WA. I have s few trickles of the family tree out that way. This looks like a book I could sit down and read with my daughter.

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Bethie said...

Vicki home schools her children. I always admire people that have the patience to do that.

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holdenj said...

What a great sounding story. I can see where she was influenced by Lewis and her love of Narnia!

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Her favorite author is C.S. Lewis. :) He's also one of my favorites.

I love your blog, and you have so many great giveaways, I'm sad that I didn't find it before.

Please enter me in your contest. :)

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Martha Lawson said...

She has home schooled her children for the past nine years, and she also teaches elementary school art. Boy do I admire her for that!!

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Linda K said...

She is obviously an animal lover as she has a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets and had a rat until he died of old age. I live in a house full of animals.

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g.g. said...

She home schools her own children but teaches art in an elementary school. I wonder why she home schools but must like the schools if she teaches there...just curious.

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Lynnie said...

Vickie has home schooled her three children for nine years and is an elementary school art teacher. I think my life is hectic then to add on to this list she writes an incredible book, wow.

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Margie said...

This sounds like a magical book...good for a gift.
The author had a pet rat named Raymond when she started writing the book, but he has since passed away from old age. She is an animal lover!

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Benita said...

She teaches art, and home schools her children.

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Jaime said...

she has home schooled her children, we are doing that now also
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ossmcalc said...

I learned that when she was twelve that she would sit at the kitchen table and read The Chronicles of Narnia to her mother while she cooked dinner.

Thank you,

Christine
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Kaye said...

Everything I read is new because I have never heard of this author before but it sounds like a book my granddaughter might like. She certainly moved around a lot.

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lag123 said...

She did have a pet rat named Raymond. Thank you for having this giveaway!

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Rebecca said...

Her favorite author is C S. Lewis
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mariela said...

I learned that the author born in 1966 is 43 years old and at the age of 24 she married her husband of 19 years.

Nancye said...

I learned that she was born in 1966 in Ontario.

Thanks for the easy one tonight!! Busy day! :)

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