Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
I remember being a little girl and thinking “How neat would it be if there was someone somewhere else in the world that looked just like me?” or “How cool would it be to have magical powers?” Doppelgangers, changelings, dragons and all magical items or beings to some children are the most amazing things that they can fantasize about. Spellbound is a quarterly fantasy e-zine put together by three women with a lifelong love of fantasy whose number one goal is to create a publication that they would have wanted to read when they were children. They focus on stories with young protagonists in heroic roles, poetry with strong imagery, and illustrations that inspire the imagination. Although I would not recommend this for preschoolers or Kindergarteners due to some stories being a little too scary for them I do agree that is definitely age appropriate for their core focus of 8 years old to 12 years old. Even teens and adults will love reading the online magazine and letting their imaginations run wild.
I was sent a copy of Spellbound’s spring edition for review and I have to say that I was impressed. At first I thought that there wold be just a few pages in it only to find that there were in fact over 50 pages of short stories with young characters being the heroes, poems and beautiful artwork. An issue of Spellbound is not only a great way to unwind with your kids reading a bedtime story or two from it, it is also a great way to get your children’s creative minds flowing with their two part lesson plans that they provide. The issues are published in e-Pub format and can be read on computers: desktop, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and e-readers. You can purchase each individual copy for $5 through Eggplant Literary Productions, Kobo Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com or if you would prefer to make sure that you never miss an issue you can opt for the one year subscription for only $20. To purchase Spellbound or get in contact with them please visit Eggplant Literary Productions