Friday, September 4, 2015

Lucy and the Magic Loom - a bookwrap

This story is based upon the Rainbow Loom, the 2014 Toy of the Year (as per the American Toy Industry). If you have children or grandchildren chances are you have seen one. They are looms kids use with tiny rubber bands to create bracelets, keychains and more.

Fun facts...

*  The Magic Loom has sold over 8 million units worldwide along with 40 million rubber band packets.  

*  Now there is a delightful children’s book based on the Magic Loom toy – Lucy and the Magic Loom: A Rainbow Loomer’s Adventure Story.


Authored by Alice Downes

Ages:  6-10  (K-5th grade)

About the book...

Lucy Stillwater-Smith is twelve years old and her best friend, Alyssa Jones, has moved away to America leaving her feeling so alone and sad.  Her doctor parents work long hours, totally aborbed in their research, leaving her constantly with her nanny Abigail.  

She longs for adventure and some excitement in her life.  Then one day she notices a package outside her front door and rushes out to claim it.  Unfortunately it is not addressed to her but everything inside of her screams..."It's mine!"

She quickly opens up the gift and low and behold she discovers a loom - not an ordinary loom - but a golden magic one.  Delighted she follows the looms promptings which leads her to an old dusty bookcase and through a secret passageway into a world like non-other she had ever seen before.  

It is a magical, enchanted world with colourful creatures, castles and landscapes.  Lucy finds herself needing the help of the loom as she encounters many challenges.  Together they build a bridge, distract a giant beast, weave wings to fly and even rescue a girl imprisoned in a castle. 

Lucy uses her imagination and her looming skills to get her out of some very precarious situations in that bewitched world she finds herself in.  The story emphasizes kindness and a giving spirit.  It highlights the value of friendships and offering a helping hand to those in need.  

"Perfect for reluctant readers, "Lucy and the Magic Loom" is a necessary addition to any middle grade library, both at home and in the classroom."  I know you will enjoy this series. 

About the author...

Alice Downes is a freelance writer and innovative brand strategist. She has worked for companies such as Random House, Harper Collins, BBC, Nickelodeon, Disney, and many more.  She currently resides in New York City.

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