DOHERTY, Jeffery E. Paper Magic IFWG Pub, 2013 89pp $15.99 pbk ISBN 9780992302016
Marina’s nimble fingers fold the magic paper that Nana gave her and soon a beautiful butterfly ‘pulses with life.’ She is clever with her hands and her arms are strong but how she wishes her useless legs could run and jump like other kids.
When Nana arrives and takes Marina on an adventure in her wheel chair to the local park she realizes that if she is to overcome the fear of rejection and become the person she wants to be, she must push beyond her comfort zone to discover an inner magic. Through this process of self – discovery Marina gains new insight and perhaps even some new friends.
This quietly engaging chapter book draws from Doherty’s years of experience working with kids with special needs. It is a story about courage and the overcoming of adversity. Suitable 7-10 years.
reviewed by Meredith Capp