Author: Diana Wilcox Layman
Review: Open this book and step into a new imaginary world with Glymps, magic and mystery. When Aurora is transported from her world to the human world she’s not quite sure where she belongs. It’s not long before she meets friends who help her on her secret mission: to discover what is happening to the disappearing Glymps.
Aimed at tweens and early teens this book offers so much food for thought as well as entertainment. The themes of change, friendship, family, global awareness and the effects of media on our thoughts and actions are all mixed in with adventure at every turn. I highly recommend reading this yourself as a parent to help encourage discussion of these topics with your tween or teen. While thought-provoking, it doesn’t push any of the author’s ideas, which I like. Readers’ attention is kept with constant plot twists and fun adventures.
About the Author: Diana Layman is a ghost-writer and has been a published author for over 20 years. In the summer of 2007, while on a family vacation to Glacier National Park, Diana conceived a middle-grade/young adult fantasy-adventure novel based on a “Lilliputian” world connecting through an access point just outside of Kalispell, Montana. Returning home to Bozeman, Montana, she started writing The Magic Strand. (Source, www.magicstrand.com)
Discussion: Have you read this book? Have you tried to discuss bringing up tough topics like media awareness and its affects with your children? How did it go?
For more information: To order copies visit Diana Wilcox Layman’s website: www.magicstrand.com.