Review Blog

Jul 03 2015

Triple magic by Karen Wood

cover image

Trickstars series. Allen and Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781743319055
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Horse riding. Magic. Family. Perseverance. Ruby is one of three; one third of triplets who live with their mother and grandfather. The girls imagine a life that is more exciting than their poverty will allow. A chance discovery of a trunk containing family secrets and magical influences leads them to pursue adventurous trick riding on their gypsy horses and brighten up a shared birthday. This is the first book in the Trickstars series, and we see the story from Ruby's perspective. The traits of each triplet are revealed early without taking over from the action. Hints of struggles from the past and potential future threats in combination with their new skills as trick riders will lead to further adventures. This will be enjoyed by female readers aged 8+ and is written well for this age group.
Carolyn Hull

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2020 Teens' Top Ten Nominees
Hugo Award Finalists 2020
Book explaining the coronavirus
Feel good and uplifting books for primary children
Humour for teens fiction list
CBCA Shortlists 2020
Carnegie and Greenaway Medals shortlist 2020

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Feel good and uplifting books for staff
Online Children's Storytime Websites List
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Children's Laureate's charter