"A jewel of a book!"
"Fanciful illustrations are utterly delightful."
"Gems of wisdom hidden cleverly within wonderful imaginative scenarios."
"Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Instructions"
Award-winning author DJ Corchin offers delightfully fantastical life lessons in this sweet and witty collection that inspires readers to embrace the magic within them.
You have a choice to cast good spells or bad spells. Choose good spells. People will tell you you can't be a knight because you have magical abilities. They are wrong. And remember...if you happen to find a unicorn, it is not yours to keep!
DJ Corchin offers timeless wisdom with a mystical twist in this lighthearted rulebook for the whole family to enjoy. Plenty of enchanting lessons to live by paired with whimsical illustrations are sure to be passed down from generation to magical generation. A perfect graduation, birthday, or just-because gift for daughters of any age.
“You have a choice to cast good spells or bad spells. Choose good spells,” entreats one of the aphorisms in this enchanted collection addressed to “my dearest daughter.” Touching on commonplace themes such as avoiding superficial judgments, believing in oneself, and respecting different perspectives, Corchin’s sometimes enigmatic advice emphasizes sagacity (“If a Flying Fleutle offers to carry you into the clouds, do not delay. The view from above will bring you great wisdom”) and warns about cruel behavior (“The Rodent Spell, which turns someone into a rat, will also do the same to the person who casts it”). Lessons define magic to mixed effect, fittingly accompanied by spare, whimsical line drawings often populated with wizards and imaginary creatures. Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Instructions, it’s a volume best suited to graduates inclined to believe in magic. Ages 7–up. (May). - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"If you like books with profound messages, then you’ve found your next BIG read! Except that D.J. Corchin’s creation seems far more personal, as if he is reading his book next to you. Perhaps that’s the impact of his heartwarming opening note to his daughter – my favourite line from the letter: “I know I cannot prevent all the mistakes you will make, but I can help to ensure you make new ones. My mistakes are my gift to you…” Each page is a tasteful mélange of fantasy and life lessons, coupled with illustrations of mythical or magical creatures. Similar to “A Thousand No’s” and “Do You Speak Fish?”, this too looks simple on the surface but intensely philosophical as you re-read the lines. This is definitely a copy to be cherished for many years to come – great for ages 9 to 90…" - Educator Book Review (Mitra B)
"As a parent of a very special daughter with the potential for greatness, one would most assuredly provide her with guidance on how best to utilize her talents. If that daughter possessed magical abilities, the task of lighting her path would be even greater. Mystical Rules for my Magical Daughter is a book written from the perspective of one such parent passing on generations of wisdom to a child who possesses the power to change the world, one person and one action at a time. This compilation of proverbs written as to a young girl who lives in a castle and encounters trolls and other mythical creatures, offers insight into living a magical and mystical life to the greatest of one's ability.
Gems of wisdom hidden cleverly within wonderfully imaginative scenarios provide young girls with lessons which will help guide them throughout their life in the most magical of ways. Fanciful illustrations are utterly delightful and help tie together each wonderfully whimsical page of this book which is sure to be treasured by young girls who are blessed to receive this jewel of a book." - Literary Classics Book Awards