Book Review of Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Angela Legh
Illustrated by Hricha Parth Nilawar and Whitnee Nixon
Ages 8-12 | 176 Pages
Publisher: Waterside Productions | ISBN-13: 9781954968080
What to Expect: Friendship, fantasy, emotional intelligence, good v. evil
The first book in The Bella Santini Chronicles, Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change, is a gripping fairy tale and a guide to emotional intelligence for teens and pre-teens.
Bella is just an ordinary teenage girl like any other, fed up with being on a family camping trip and wishing she was free to spend her summer the way she wants to—painting and hanging out with her friends. When she accidentally stumbles into a fairy ceremony, camping becomes the least of her problems. Arrested and taken to the fairy kingdom, Bella will find herself embroiled in Queen Tatiana’s fight as an emissary of love against the forces of evil. Only by learning magic at the Yelimoon School can Bella find the power she needs to return home, but the Yelimoon School initiation quest will bring her face to face with monsters, dark magic, and a seriously unpleasant bully. Will she have the strength to save herself and the fairy kingdom?
Bella is a relatable and engaging protagonist whose determination and independence make her a fantastic role model for readers. As well as modeling both emotional intelligence and consequences in the plotline, the book offers supplemental guidance for parents to support discussion and reading, from parenting advice to resources for exploring themes like bullying and sibling rivalry more deeply.
Bella Santini in the Land of Everlasting Change is an exciting fairytale with an important and positive message for readers.
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About the Author
Angela Legh grew up in San Francisco, CA. She learned from her father that men were people to fear, and that anger is bad. She learned from her mother how to love unconditionally. For the first 54 years of her life, Angela was bullied, first by her father, then by the man she married. In both stages of her life, a fire caused the family to break up. The first fire, when she was five, resulted in the children being sent away for months while her parents sought housing. The second fire, a disastrous California wildfire, caused Angela to question her choices in life; leave her marriage, and seek to find herself. Angela is now an author and self-development mentor.
Her children’s book series, The Bella Santini Chronicles, has received high praise and is known for helping children learn how to manage their emotions.
For more information, visit https://angelalegh.com.
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