The Magic Cap

by Mirelle Messier (Author) Charlotte Parent (Illustrator)

The Magic Cap
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A heartwarming tale about devotion and generosity for all lovers of gnomes and whimsical forest creatures.

 Many moons ago, in a tiny, thatched cottage at the edge of the woods, lived two children named Isaura and Arlo with their hedgehog, Crispin. When their beloved pet becomes ill, Isaura suggests that they seek the magical healing power of gnomes. Convinced this will heal it, the children set off into the woods with humble offerings, hoping to attract the gnomes. The trick does not seem to work, however, and gnomes are nowhere to be seen despite the children's good intentions. Isaura and Arlo will have to remain hopeful and wish for a magical solution!

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Young readers will enjoy poring over the images to spot the tiny red caps hidden there while rooting for the siblings to save their precious hedgehog. This gentle adventure leads with kindness, a powerful magic in its own right.
Mirelle Messier
Mireille Messier is a children's author with a background in theater and broadcasting. She has published more than 30 picture and chapter books. When she's not writing, Messier works in children's television as a scriptwriter for various programs. Born in Montréal, she now lives in Toronto with her family. Charlotte Parent is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Montréal. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, where she specialized in drawing. She also has a MA in conservation and works as an archaeological and world cultures conservator.
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Guided Reading Level
Milky Way Picture Books
Publication date
May 20, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV039220 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
JUV012030 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | General
Library of Congress categories

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