AUDREY’S MAGIC NINE: THE PENCIL AND THE FUZZY by Michelle Wright (Book 1)
Audrey is a lonely foster kid. Living with adults that barely feed her and abuse her, Audrey has very little in her life. The only thing that gives her any solace is her sketchbook.
With wide-eye wonder and a vivid imagination, she creates stupendous worlds to escape the horrors of her reality. Eventually, law enforcements put a stop to it. But then somewhere else a childless woman named Tabitha longs for motherhood, then she meets Audrey. Tabitha had a good heart, but she was much too overzealous, which was intimidating for little Audrey. Why couldn’t they just let her be? I’ve always been a firm believer to let kids be who they are. And Audrey was just an artist—not a ballerina or violinist or a singer.
I liked how relatable Audrey was. Her situation was all too common, embedding fear and loss in the reader; however, it was the awesome illustrations—their brightness and color—that brings hope.
Things certainly take a surprising turn when a puppet comes to life asking Audrey to help save a world and defeat an evil queen. The race is on to find the nine, a group of magical friends. Audrey must use all her drawing skills for this one.
I just love graphic novels for the story in art, and this book is especially spectacular for its likable characters, fun elements, and powerful message. Audiences will be endeared by Audrey’s quiet strength and her lively resiliency to not be beaten down.
An inspirational and adventurous story!
My rating: 4 stars
AUDREY’S MAGIC NINE: THE PENCIL AND THE DREAM by Michelle Wright (Book 2)
The story continued with the search for the nine magical puppets. It’s a Toy Story of Adventure.
Audrey is still as spunky as ever! She’s such a charismatic and clever kid that kicks butt. Girl Power!
She definitely learns the odds and ends of life, and that sometimes life isn’t fair. Still, nothing can bring her down, especially when she foils injustices with the help of her magical friends. Audrey lets audiences know that being different is not bad.
A terrific story of being who you are. Such lovely illustrations! I can’t wait to see what happens to Audrey next.
My rating: 4 stars