Three young cousins discover they descend from a powerful wizard, and activate an enchanted parasol that transports them to a fantasy world where they discover their magical abilities. When one of the cousins inadvertently releases an evil sorceress from a magical prison, the cousins must band together and battle the sorceress to save the parasol, their wizard ancestor, and their own families.
D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review: “The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol is a standout adventure that revolves around saving Storyworld and preserving family ties. As Mandy grows into her abilities and comes to accept the special role that her powers give her, she is immersed in a milieu which includes magical creatures, wands, and witches and wizards that test her ability to be honest with her family.
“Young readers interested in adventure tales of magic that are firmly rooted in family ties will savor The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol, which covers more than one type of wondrous event as Mandy struggles with some unusual dilemmas and faces her real feelings about her family.”
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Mark M. Even retired in 2017 after nearly 40 years at IBM. Once he started writing, he fully embraced the opportunity to create children’s characters and stories. The Wonders of the Peculiar Parasol is his first of 5 books in the Dragonstone series. The Power of the Emerald Ring, the second book of the series, will be released in January 2021. Read more at www.dragonstonestories.com.