The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle
‘Spellbinding’ is certainly a good word to describe this book. Foley has done a wonderful job of creating an exciting story brimming with magic. She has created a magical realm which exists in the in- between spaces, and within this realm many magical creatures can be found. The story takes inspiration from ancient Celtic myths, with the inclusion of creatures such as the Cat Fae, the Bean Nighe, the Crannog and the faeries.
The reader is taken on a magical adventure full of twists, turns and surprises. Magic is thinning in Scotland, and Avery
Buckle and her best friend, Low, must find the lost wizard in order to save the magical world and stop the return of an evil monster. In this story, paper, pens and, of course, books contain powerful magic. Foley creates delightfully magical moments of a flying bike, secret portals and a magical battle that are sure to captivate young readers.
Avery Buckle has always felt different. With her magical guardians, her night vision and her cat tail, she felt that she didn’t belong. There is an important lesson for young readers to learn in this book. Avery discovers she is not the only one who feels different and alone when she learns that Low has also been hiding his own magical secret. As they venture through the magical world, they learn that what makes us different also makes us special. A highly imaginative read.