BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Jennifer Carson



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Title: Hapenny Magick
Author: Jennifer Carson
Illustrator: P A Lewis
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Ages: Middle Grade




Being the tiniest Hapenny isn’t easy for Maewyn Bridgepost. It also doesn’t help when you are the servant of a spiteful troll trapped by magic in the village and all he wants to do is break the spell so he can eat you! It will take two special wizards, some magick of her own, and a dose of courage to help Mae protect her village from the trolls.


Why you should read it:


I must confess the wonderful illustrations drew me to this book at first. Ms. Lewis has done a delightful job of complimenting this charming tale of what one small person can do when she has a little faith in herself. Ms Carson has created a wonderful world where trolls are excitingly frightful and tiny people call Hapennies, along with an army of magical beings, join forces to save the future of the Hapenny village and the people who live there. What child wouldn’t want to read about that??


Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5…grab it!

**Rating scale**
5 out of 5…grab it!
4 out of 5…think about it.
3 out of 5…take or leave it.
2 out of 5…maybe not for you.
1 out of 5…forget about it!




International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, My Journey, My Journal, is scheduled to be released by Expert Insights Publishing in the Fall 2018.


Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

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