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International Writers Inspiring Change featured book review: The Land of Now and Then: A Magic Islands children's fantasy and adventure





The Land of Now and Then, Book 3 in The Magic Islands children's fantasy and adventure series, is just that - a magical adventure, where a group of children find themselves inexplicably transported to a land where creatures, both fantastical and either extinct or nearly so, have been saved from extinction and are protected by a powerful wizard. In their encounters, and their mission, they, and the reader, learn about these creatures; about dinosaurs which once roamed the Earth in abundance, now only a handful remain on the Magic Island. In addition to being an imaginative adventure, the book teaches a lesson about life, about the value of all creatures large or small, about the importance of maintaining an eco-system where the balance of the world is not disrupted to the detriment of any living thing.

I recommend this book for children as both entertaining and educational - raising awareness on an important issue in our times - protecting the balance of life.


Review by International Writers Inspiring Change











About Irene Edwards



Irene Edwards is a retired teacher who now writes fantasy fiction for children. As an educator, she taught Primary level in many parts of the UK; London, Essex, Coventry, Midlands, Cardiff, Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthenshire. She then qualified as a Teacher of the Deaf at The Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford, working at first within unit settings and later moving to peripatetic, for schools and clinics. Knowing how important literature and language was to the structure of speech and language development, on retirement she began to research into the imaginary minds of children and their world of literature and writing.





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