Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Seventh Mirror

The Seventh Mirror
By author: Terry Kay
Publication Date: September 30, 2013

Binding Information: Hardback  
Also available in eBook Format
Book Description:
Like his father and grandfather before him, Fergus Greybar the Fourth travels the countryside in a wagon of carnival mirrors, pulled by two magnificent white horses named Look and See. 
As the Mirror Man, he is welcomed everywhere by children who find delight in seeing themselves take on strange and funny shapes when looking into the six mirrors that line the inside of his wagon. But there is another mirror, one of great magic—the Seventh Mirror. In it, children see themselves not as they are, but as they wish to be. 
It is the magic of the Seventh Mirror that the Mirror Man uses to return a young runaway girl named Sarah to her village of Whistletown. There, a frantic and comic search for her is taking place, involving everyone from the mayor and the police chief and the town poet to a cunning seasick pirate named Jake the Hunter and his fierce-looking dog Sniffer. They all play a major role in Sarah’s revealing discovery of the meaning of home. But Sarah is not the only person to find herself in the hidden magic of the Seventh Mirror. So does the Mirror Man. 
Idgie Says:
Terry Kay is a much loved Southern author who shows a lighter side at times.  His last book, Bogmeadow's Wish, had a leprechaun in it and now he's written a lovely children's book.

I would say this would be a good book for children 7 to 9.  Unfortunately, children grow up so rapidly these days that the magic of this story would not work for most children over that age.

But it's a good story with a little life lesson thrown in.  Good for reading alone by the child, or a nice book to share time together with.