Cecile and The Kingdom of Belamor (ages 8 & up) Winner of 5 Awards - This new Edition of the MHA Trilogy includes; The Spider Queen, Treasures of Belamor, and The Future of Dragons.
Young Princess Cecile confronts the challenges of womanhood on a symbolic journey to rescue her kingdom from a cunning enchantress, discover her own hidden resources, and save the magical creatures from extinction – all without wielding a sword! For the young, and for the young at heart.
5 stars! - Reviewed by Sarah Scheele for Readers’ Favorite
"A sweet, enchanting children’s book ... Cecile and the Kingdom of Belamor is a 3-in-1 collection of stories about a young princess in a fantasy kingdom. The storytelling and presentation are fantastic. In the first story, “The Spider Queen,” Cecile must rescue her kingdom from an evil enchantress who threatens her knowledge of who she is. In the next, “The Treasures of Belamor,” Cecile and her friend Jerome learn about Belamor’s past and the epic struggle between two wizards, as they rescue the last dragon, Melchor. Finally, in “The Future of Dragons,” Cecile helps resolve the ancient fight between the two wizards while protecting the dragon race from extinction. Marilyn Churchill adeptly uses brilliant illustrations to help along a pristine, subtly enchanting storyline in this collection.
"It plays out like a well-paced animated TV movie and I think it’s a must-read for girls 8-11. Cecile and the Kingdom of Belamor by Marilyn Churchill is a little gem and a worthy addition to any children’s library. The gorgeous pictures perfectly capture the story and highlight the simple, but intelligent adventures of the princess, Cecile, and her quest to successfully navigate Belamor. At 14, and later 15 and 16, Cecile is older than the audience, making her someone to look up to as she develops over the course of the stories. Several good points were brought to light within the fantasy kingdom—including friendship, misunderstandings, self-esteem, discovering true from false, and finding solutions to problems—providing positive lessons for children along with entertainment. This one is on my bookshelf to stay.”
From the Author
My books are easy reading, non-violent, and fast-paced, with surprising twists at every turn. Although it's a harrowing journey to a happy ending, my heroines are strong women who overcome formidable obstacles and never resort to violence to resolve conflict. My goal is to leave readers with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a strong women, and to be inspired to believe that they too have the inner resources and guidance to help solve their own life challenges. My books are for kids of all ages, (including adults who have secretly never grown up.)
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