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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Lorrene Huisman

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was truly a heartfelt story and beautifully written. I personally loved the story the background, the characters and how the story progressed.

Reading this I found it very touching and sweet as well as a book to shine light even for those of us who are facing the darkest times of our life.

The girl in the story who is named Tally, had recently lost someone very close to her and though she knew she needed to be strong in spirit, you could tell a heavy weight was being carried in her heart. (I had a strong relation to this as I too just suffered a great loss in my life and reading about Tally I often taught to myself that is how I feel…its hard, really hard, but you have to be strong and keep going on even if you don’t know what you are going to face next because things feel so unknown.)

Through a surprise and yet beautiful inheritance of this necklace from her late mother, whom was the loss she was had recently experienced and was working though. I felt upon reading that Tally was immediately drawn to it. At that time there were reasons unknown. Further reading, I learned as well as Tally did that it contained a wonderful gift, an angel whom had the name of Jophiel.

Right away I got the sense of there’s a reason to why Tally has an angel. But what was the reasons for this? I had to continue on to learn more.

Continuing on Tally realized she had to face a great adventure and she was basically destined for this task. There was an issue of the people and children of India being in undergoing danger. And Tally knew in her heart she had to help them and not stand by and allow this. Things happen for a reason and Tally felt she was chosen for this path as well as adventure and she wasn’t going to let anything stop her from finishing her chosen role.

More reading, you could see how Strong of a character Tally was and is! She had to face dangers and uncertainty. There was powerful moments in the journey of the adventure Tally faced with Jophiel. Tally was and is a character that is very commendable and able to be a great role model for young children. Not only did she have to go thru grief, but also take on a task that was not only dangerous, but it was also a task not knowing what the true outcome would be. There was basically many tests and positive and negative occurrences that Tally and Jophiel faced. They did what they had to do in the end.

All in all, this was a beautiful and well written story. It was a impact and a great read, and I truly enjoyed this story from start to finish. I look forward very much to the next part. I will defiantly be getting a copy to read for myself.

Wonderful job to the author, who has written a very creative and well written story. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future!

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Kerry Carr

Tally and the Angel (Book One)Tally and the Angel by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a sweet moving story perfect for young readers. It is full of love and hope but it is also action packed.

I loved the mixture of angels and gods and the war against good and evil. The fact that Tally had an angel by her side but still had to find a way to overcome her obstacles on her own is a good lesson to teach children.

The story itself is great, full of action and adventure with some heartwarming moments. I really enjoyed it.

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Tally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tally is a thirteen year old girl who has just lost her mother, she is distraught even though she knew it was coming and her dad feels the same, but when he talks about a future without her, what he describes seems like the worse thing that could happen to Tally, he wants to leave her behind as a boarding student at her school, but she end up telling him exactly how awful it is there and why, she held back before so she wouldn’t worry her mum, so when she asks her dad to take her with him, he agrees to consider it. After this conversation, he gives her a letter and a gift from her mum, in the letter Tally’s mum tells her about what is in the box, it turns out that it is a pendant of the Angel Jophiel and that it will protect and guide her throughout her life until it is ready to be passed to someone else as it has been passed to her. All Tally wants to do is cry herself to sleep, but she is drawn to the small marble angel which looks so real, so she slips it over her head as she falls asleep and feels like she is surrounded by feathers as she sleeps.

As the time passes and she gets used to the idea of her changed circumstances, her dad tells her that she can go with him on his travels and continue her schoolwork as they go, he then tells her that he has been asked to go to India to help a colleague out and that they will leave in the morning, so Tally heads to her room to pack. As she is doing this, he thoughts go to her school friends and how she wants to rub it is]n that she doesn’t have to go to school anymore, it is at this point that the Angel Jophiel begins to talk to her and adminish her for her thoughts and this is where their companionship and friendship start, he will answer whenever she calls to him, be in out loud or in her head and he will support and guide her as she explores the world with her dad.

Once all the arrangement are made, Tally and her dad set off for India, it is Tally’s first time flying and she is more than excited and this stays that way when they land, they are met at the airport and taken to the house they will be staying in, this is where Tally meets her dad’s friend and the lady who will be looking after them. After she unpacks, Tally walks round the garden and as she is talking to her Angel, she runs into a boy called Balvan who she talks to and invites to meet her dad when she mentions going to the Taj Mahal the next day. As the four talk, they find out about a case the local police are working on surrounding children going missing around India, so they are warned to take care and not go anywhere by themselves, but Tally is fine with this and agrees to it.

The next few days are taken up with schoolwork in the mornings and sightseeing in the afternoons, however, when she becomes embroiled in the mystery of the disappearing children, will she and Jophiel be able to solve the mystery in time to stop the plot, or will it be too late and the flood bear down on India? This is a charming tale of friendship and how it can heal hearts, as well as having a healthy dose of mystery solving which will keep you entertained all the way through.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs ParentLighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wish I had this book years ago when our special needs journey started. Its very isolating and all you want is someone in your corner saying you are doing everything you are supposed to be doing and no ones path is exactly the same.
As a mother of a special needs child this hit home and gave a voice to thoughts ive had for 13 years. Reading about her and her daughters journey felt like talking with a friend.
I recommend this to anyone even if you dont have this journey to walk yourself, chances are you know someone or you will and this helps open your eyes to many things we go through and how you can just be there

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MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY – Review by Shelly Kittell

Mornin is worried when he sees statues of birds that have gone extinct. He takes the initiative to get everyone trying to save the birds and other animals from going extinct. He really is a superbird because he uses his talent for making videos and spreads them out to everyone which gets all the boys and girls learning by asking questions “how can they help.” The author makes this a fun book for kids about saving the birds and animals. We can help by limiting use of plastics, recycling, less auto use and many other ways. This book can be a really fun conversation starter with your kids to help open their little minds as they learn. Mornin is a fun character that brings learning about the environment to life.

Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon – Review by Faith Jackson

Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs ParentLighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book had me with just the title till you tune into what’s being written within the book. Once you learn to take in all the knowledge from the doctor but also apply it to your daily life. The detail-oriented lessons from life and approaching special needs is very helpful and gives the reader a better understanding for the way we treat special needs children or just special needs in general. This book is impressive and incredibly written for readers and parents alike.

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Kerry Baker

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon is a fun and entertaining fantasy story. I would say this book is intended for younger audiences but has been well written enough than it will appeal to more.
I really enjoyed reading about Tally and the Angel. Their friendship was so heartwarming and felt to me like the whole book was built around this. Their journey felt real and engaging. I was drawn into their story and enjoyed every step of it.
This is a new author to me but I really got on with her writing style. It had an easy flow to it and I found it really easy to get into. This was a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Amanda DelFemine

Tally and the Angel : Book One IndiaTally and the Angel : Book One India by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A child should never have to lose their mother at such a young age. Tally is a strong young girl that receives pendant that has an angel living inside of it and it changes Tally’s life. Tally ends up leaving her school and her dad takes her to India to give her more experience then inside the four walls of her school. Tallys journey is such a wild adventure that she gets into some crazy predicaments but with the help of her angel she can get through anything. Cant she? Will she save all the kidnaped children? Dixon has a very enjoyable writing style and I cant wait to get my hands on the next book.

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MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

Mornin The Super Bird : Mornin Finds a Way to Stop ExtinctionMornin The Super Bird : Mornin Finds a Way to Stop Extinction by Jules Heartly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Its very educational. Showing the kids how to take care of nature. I loved that it was short and quick. I recommend reading it.

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Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon – Review by Tausha Treadway

Tally and the Angel (Book One)Tally and the Angel by Eleanor Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tally and the Angel: Book One India by Eleanor Dixon. This is such a good children’s book. Its the story of Tally who has lost her mom. She was given a necklace from her mom before she passed away with an angel on it. Tally is very young to have lost her mom so this necklace becomes very important to her. It actually has a real angel living in it named Jophiel. On top of losing her mom, her dad takes her out of her school and moves her to India to give her a broader view of the world. Tally seems to be magnet for trouble so Jophiel tries to keep her on the straight and narrow path. Once she arrives in India there is a mystery of some kidnapped children and she decides she is going to find them. Will she succeed or will she end up in trouble just like the children she is trying to save? Read Tally and the Angel to find out!

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