THE MAGICIAN'S DOLL Earns Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
LaFox, Illinois-based author M.L. Roble is pleased to announce that her book, "The Magician's Doll," was recently selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
The Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for books that uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, which is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design. Children's Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children's literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature that appeals to youth while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations.
"The Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval celebrates the qualities I love in great children's stories, and I am thrilled "The Magician's Doll" has received this honor from an organization I admire so much," Roble said.
"The Magician's Doll" is a suspenseful mystery with a unique storyline and well-developed characters that completely captivate readers. Unique plot twists, interspersed with a bit of humor, help make the book an exciting and engaging read. Subtle references to life messages that teach positive values to young readers are an added bonus.
The story centers on 12-year-old Natalie, who becomes embroiled in a battle between good and evil. Having a psychic for a mother is not really something she wishes to advertise. As uncomfortable as Natalie is with her mother's unconventional behavior, it's only natural that she would find it vexing when she begins "seeing" things herself.
Natalie's life takes an interesting turn when Phillip, the shy neighbor boy, starts hanging around. When they find themselves at a magician's performance at the circus, Natalie meets the magician's doll and is drawn into a powerful world of magic and mystery. As the story unfolds, readers will encounter a gripping fantasy that appeals to girls, boys-and even adults.
In addition to garnering the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval, "The Magician's Doll" has also received national recognition from the prestigious 8th Annual 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. The book was chosen as a finalist for the Pre-teen Fiction category, based on overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing. M.L. Roble is also the proud author of "Encounter Way: A Novella of Supernatural Suspense." Both of her books are available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.