Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Review ~ Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery and Other Stories by Julian Padowicz

Mrs. Parsley helps the likes of Santa and The Tooth Fairy in carrying out their duties. But, lacking their magic powers, she must improvise with the help of her magical cat.

Title: Mrs. Parsley Makes a Delivery and Other Stories

Author: Julian Padowicz

Release Date: July 5, 2016

Genre(s): Children’s Stories/Magic/Fantasy

About the Book:

Mrs. Parsley is a good-witch who, with the help of her magical cat, Laptop, substitutes for the likes of Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and the various Fairy Godmothers, when they have more work than they can handle. However, since she does not have the specialized magic powers that they possess, she is challenged to find creative ways to carry out these duties.

Book Details:

Page count: 138

ISBN: 978-1533167637

Imprint: Sunquills

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My Review:

Mrs. Parsley, her cat familiar Laptop, and magical broom will enchant you as you go from story to story in the latest book by Julian Padowicz.  The stories in collection take the reader from one childhood mythical being to another as Mrs. Parsley is employed to help them out.  From Santa to the Toothfairy, Mrs. Parsley must travel too and fro assisting each with their assigned tasks.

Mrs. Parsley is a friendly witch that makes friends easily with someone in each story.  She takes unique approaches to helping out each mythical being since her level of magic is nothing compared to that of Santa, the Easter Bunny, and all of the others.  Mrs. Parsley also engages those she encounters to help her in the quest of the story.

This is a wonderful book for youngsters.  Each story is well thought out and creatively written.  A fun book full of adventure!

Review copy courtesy of the publisher, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet the Author:

Julian Padowicz was seven years old and Jewish in Warsaw, Poland when WWII broke out. He and his mother made a dramatic escape from occupied Poland and the Holocaust over the Carpathian Mountains. His memoir of this experience, “Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw, 1939” was named Book of the Year for 2006. He has written three sequels, chronicling his odyssey to safety in America. In addition, he has written a series of humorous novels about a retired college professor, lightly modeled after himself.

Padowicz has served as a navigator in the United States Air Force, a documentary film script writer, and as president of BusinessFilm International, a documentary and educational film production company. He lives currently in Hampton, VA.


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