Read Island by Nicole Magistro – Book Review

Read Island by Nicole Magistro – Book Review

Read Island by Nicole Magistro

Read Island

Author – Nicole Magistro
Illustrator – Alice Feagan
Publisher – Read Island, LLC
Pages – 40
Released – 1st October 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1736523308
Format – hardcover
Rating – 5 Stars
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Join a very brave girl and her furry friends on an adventure to Read Island! Through the power of imagination and the pleasure of reading, this curious trio set sail for a magical island made of books. On their way they discover a joyful collection of animals converging by sea and land, just in time for an unforgettable story hour.

A rhyming celebration of nature, books and the importance of stories, Read Island invites you to experience the diversity and wonder of a hidden and wild place. In the company of sea wolves, humpback whales and spirit bears, readers will discover simple meditations that summon a magical destination – one filled with beloved friends, safe spaces and stories to be revisited again and again.

For make-believe though it may look,
There is an island made of books.
This world of stories, safe and true,
Is always here to welcome you.

Review by Stacey

Read Island is a young children’s rhyming story about the power of reading and the adventures you can go on via the pages. Join a young girl, a little mouse, and a lovable fox as they cross the water in their small boat to an island made of books.

Be enchanted as stories are shared amongst the residents when the wolf summons them to come together. Remember to breathe out, then in again, and listen.

Surrounded by full-page bright, colourful, and imaginative illustrations, Read Island is a beautiful book that will show children that books are far more than just pieces of paper put together, they are adventures and mysteries. They can take you all over the world or out of this world. They give you joy and excitement and can make you happy.

I’m not sure it is just children who would like to visit Read Island, I have a feeling a few older bookworms would love the place too. An island made of books sounds like great fun.

This is a story to get the reading spark started in a young child. It is wonderfully written and was mesmerising the whole way through.

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Author Info

Nicole Magistro read island

Nicole Magistro is a professional reader and amateur mother who lives in the mountains of Colorado. She owned a bookstore for 15 years, wrote thousands of book reviews and memorized a few too many bedtime stories. Her favorite place in the world is the real Read Island, which inspired this story.

Magistro is also a mentor, journalist, consultant, and community leader. She was the longtime proprietor of The Bookworm of Edwards, Colorado. During her tenure, she was the recipient of the ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, WNBA’s Pannell Award and James Patterson indie bookseller grant. Magistro judged the Kirkus Prize for Fiction with Colson Whitehead and Megan Labrise, and has served various nonprofits including the American Booksellers Association, The Literacy Project, The Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and Vail Mountain School. She received a Masters from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has written for regional and national publications.

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