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Magical Children’s Story – A Magical Moonglow Sleepover by Jocelyn Porter

Illustrated by Clare Caddy

My Review:

This is a delightful children's chapter book
One that I suspect girls will like to take a look.
Three friends are celebrating one's birthday
When a fairy godmother takes them off to play!

A trip on a magical fairground ride
Flying to adventure and lots more besides!
With surprise revelations and a new friend, too,
Celebrations and magic to see them through.

Katherine is told some exciting news,
That makes her friends have different views.
What will the impact be on the three?
What difference will it make - read the book to see!

A magical read for children to share
With a sleepover adventure - of goblins beware!
With magical rides and much more to do
I think young readers will enjoy this book, too.

For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
As I share with you this, my honest review.


On the night of the sleepover, Marigold Moonglow revealed a secret that changed Katherine’s life completely. When Katherine found herself flying on a dragon with Charlie Broccoli, she considered that to be the least of her problems. Her friends had turned against her and Katherine was desperate to prove them wrong. “I’m still the same person you’ve always known,” she said.  But was she? Only time would tell. . .

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Author Bio –

Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating. Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book. You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at. Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn worked in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7. Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centres. She never knew who would arrive for counselling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life. Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had the spine-tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads! Jocelyn worked as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return. Jocelyn’s first book published by Full Media is The King Who Didn’t Like Snow, illustrated by Michael S Kane. Finn and Fred’s Arctic Adventure is her second book under Full Media and is illustrated by Leo Brown. 

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One comment on “Magical Children’s Story – A Magical Moonglow Sleepover by Jocelyn Porter

  1. Carla
    March 19, 2023

    I love the cover, I think my granddaughter would enjoy this book. Nice review, Elaine.


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