Quiet Magic is a fantasy about resilience and happiness – especially for children but “grown- ups love it, too”!
Quiet Magic is the story of Jimmy Candlestick, a very modern boy whose electronic lifestyle has left him out of touch with other people, with animals and the natural world around him, and, most critically, with himself.
Children get bored and frustrated, anxious and fearful – stressed. They experience the gamut of emotions that adults do, but are less able to either understand what causes their feelings or to talk about them. Increasingly, in our fast-moving society, children are left to fend for themselves emotionally.
Pauline McKinnon has written this beguiling tale of just such a child, Jimmy Candlestick, who has become lost and sad. But there is hope! He is sent away to the country where a wise woman teaches him how being calm and quiet is not boring at all … and can lead to the greatest adventure of one’s life – coming to know oneself and to be happy!
“Share it with your neighbours and friends, with your nieces and nephews and cousins. May you be at peace and enjoy real happiness!”
Dr Rob Moodie, former CEO VicHealth, Melbourne, Australia