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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4

Thank you for making it this far! If you are just joining in, please read the posts in the following order to better enjoy The Mystic Princesses’ turkey hunt.

Prior Posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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 The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4

“I guess Scary Shark is up to his old tricks,” Janna said.

“Let’s follow him,” Harmonie said. “Maybe there is a reason he took the turkey. Things aren’t always as they seem.”

Since Coral helps the girls swim underwater without scuba gear, they were able to follow Scary Shark. They swam quietly so he wouldn’t hear them, and were surprised when they arrived at his shiver!

“I brought food for tomorrow,” he said.

“Son, your brothers and sisters are hungry and will be happy to have food,” his mother said. “I’m afraid to ask where you got a turkey as that is most unusual.”

“It is a delicacy for those who walk on land,” he confessed. “And I took it from those who have enough to give it to my brothers and sisters, who are hungry. The others won’t miss it.”

“Stealing is wrong, even if it is for the right reason. You must return it first thing tomorrow. I am quite disappointed in you.”

Scary Shark was sad that he upset his mom when he was trying to help his brother and sister. It was terrible seeing them go to bed hungry at night. The next morning he planned to return the turkey, but the princesses had a different plan.

The Mystic Princesses swam back to the castle to get the time travel watch. They wanted to find a way to help Scary Shark without him knowing that they’d seen his secret. Not being able to provide for one’s family hurts. They now knew that it was possible that he acted like a bully because he was hungry and he didn’t know how to help his family.

“Let’s go back to earlier today before Scary Shark stole the turkey. We will meet him while he is on the way to Coral’s house,” Catie said.

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 4
Illustration from The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool

Coral agreed. “When we see Scary Shark we will invite him and his family to come over for Thanksgiving dinner. My father won’t mind. We will tell Scary Shark that Chronos is joining us and we think he would like Chronos. He won’t need to know that we have found his secret.”

“Yes, sometimes bullies act that way to preserve their pride,” Harmonie agreed.

The girls were thankful they solved the case of the missing turkey and found a way to make Scary Shark feel better.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Mystic Princesses!

 

Discussion Questions

 

1. What can you do to ensure you have the correct information before forming an opinion?

2. What can you do to help people who are hungry?

3.  Why are you thankful?

4. When did you last tell a special person that you appreciate them?

5. Who has made you happy and who have you made happy?

 

Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party

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BeachBoundBooks is pleased to coordinate the Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party Book Blast. This book is a children’s adventure book written by P. T. Evans. The blast will run June 20 – June 22, 2016.

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About the Book

Title: Emoji Adventures Volume 1: The Horse Party | Author: P.T. Evans | Genre: Children’s Adventure | Number of Pages: 108 | Publisher: Montage Publishing | Publication Date: February 21, 2016

Book Description: OBSESSED WITH EMOJIS? LOL with your favorite emojis as they come to life in this fun, new series. Follow Annie with the constant smile; Kevin, her devilish brother; Billy, poop head and BFF; and Dot, the love-struck jock as they make their way through Emoji Elementary. amazon2 What others have to say about the book… “I LOVE this book! The dialogue is witty (and LOL funny); the characters are endearing; and the theme is universally sweet. The author has created a unique experience, blending modern inventions of emojis with classic lessons for kids (and, truly, all of us). It would make a fun read-aloud as well! Definitely a winner.” – Robin (Amazon)

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About the Author: P.T. Evans

Emoji Adventures Volume 1 The Horse Party Book Blast P.T. Evans has been writing books for children under various names for two decades. With seventeen novels, numerous author visits, and state reading awards, Evans’ books have been translated into two dozen languages.

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The Mystic Princesses and the Fireball

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PJ, Eros and the Mystic Princesses’ parents have gathered in PJ’s living room because the Children of Ares sent a ransom note after kidnapping the girls. The group worried quietly, but Athena was the first to speak. “It’s going to be okay. Remember, while we were in New Orleans,  I taught the girls the acronym SKARED. They will find a way to free themselves from the Children of Ares.”

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“And they learned self-defense techniques while living in my underwater castle near Kauai,” King Neptune added.

Just then the door burst open, and the girls ran into the room and Harmonie said, “You should have seen Breanna. She was amazing!”

“Yes,” Janna chimed in. “The Children of Ares tricked the principal at our school. They told him they wanted to read to the class for Children’s Book Day. Then they separated us into groups to play hide-and-seek because the book was about playing outside.”

Breanna's Fireball copy“They trapped us in rope nets, but they forgot Breanna can throw fireballs,” Coral laughed. “So she waited until they were gone and lit the nets on fire above our heads.”

“Then Catie took over,” Breanna added. “She turned us all into birds so that we’d be smaller and wouldn’t get burned. As soon as a hole was big enough we each flew out of the nets.”

“You girls are so smart,” Athena said. “I’m proud of you for remaining calm and finding a way out of a scary situation.”

 

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The Mystic Princesses and the Ransom Note

The circular path of footprints in PJ’s carpet showed she’d been pacing the floor the last two hours. Where were the Mystic Princesses? They hadn’t come home from school nor had the police found them. She heard the sound of the postman dropping her mail through the slot and ran to the front door. She quickly scanned the postcard, noting its Jester City, Texas postmark. PJ immediately picked up the phone even though the note said she shouldn’t call the police. Next, she called the princesses’ parents, Eros and Athena.

How will PJ find the missing Mystic Princesses?

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5 Bedtime Stories for National Bird Day

“Hey, look!” Janna said pointing at the calendar of unusual holidays she received for Christmas. “January 5th is National Bird Day.  The day was set aside to help educate people about birds’ issues.”

“Let’s read some books about birds,” Catie added.

“Yes!” the rest of the girls agreed.

Janna, the Earth element, is the daughter of Mother Nature and will grow to command all land animals. And Catie, the Air element, is Goddess Iris’ daughter. Because of this Catie can turn the Mystic Princesses into birds. So it is only natural that they’d want to read about birds. They looked in their ereader and found several books.

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The Mystic Princesses and the Black Halloween Cats

The Mystic Princesses and the Black Halloween Cats“What did you do at school today?” PJ asked the Mystic Princesses while they ate their after school snack of bananas, peanut butter, crackers and milk so cold it would cause brain freeze if they drank it too quickly.

“One our friends brought her cat today for show and tell,” Catie answered before taking another bite of her banana.

The girls told PJ that the cat’s name was Magic because it was black and their friend found it right after Halloween the prior year.

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Nicu – The Littlest Vampire: In ‘Big Fangs’ by Elias Zapple

Nicu - The Littlest Vampire: In 'Big Fangs'“What are we going to read next?” Catie asked.

The princesses stared at the titles on their eReaders and Breanna spoke first. “How about the next Nicu book, Nicu – The Littlest Vampire: In ‘Big Fangs’? I want to find out whether he is still being bullied.”

The girls agreed and took turns reading aloud to each other. They quickly finished the book and looked at each other. They were surprised that Nicu continued to fall for his brother, Adam’s, tricks.

“What did you think, Coral?” Catie asked.

Coral, who had stopped a bullying shark in Hawaii said, “I’m glad he got even with his brother.”

“But trying to get even with people can cause bad situations to get worse,” Harmonie said. “Finding a way to get people to stop bullying is tricky.”

“That’s true,” Coral agreed. “But what should Nicu have done differently?”

Breanna said, “Sometimes parents can help. But in Nicu’s case, his parents never catch Adam causing the problems. They always see Nicu’s reactions. But if he didn’t let the others know they were bothering him, perhaps they would stop. But since he does react, then it gives them a reason to continue to pick on Nicu.”

“Yes, that’s not fair.” Janna agreed. “Sometimes teachers can help. If Nicu had asked a teacher whether drinking an ogre’s blood would make Nicu’s teeth bigger, he could have found out that his brother, Adam, was playing a mean and dangerous joke on him.”

Catie finished the discussion saying that she hoped Nicu’s next book would come out soon so that they’d find out whether Nicu learned not to let the other vampires’ teasing get to him.

The Mystic Princesses and the Supermoon Eclipse

Supermoon by KS Brooks
Supermoon by KS Brooks

The Mystic Princesses traveled to Washington State in the Pacific Northwest on a field trip for school. On their first day of hiking, in Olympic National Park to learn about rain forests. That night, they talked about how much fun they’d had, the wildlife and flowers they’d seen and how the cold made their noses red. They yawned as they checked their feet for blisters, hoping they’d be able to stay awake for the supermoon lunar eclipse later that night.

“The hot dogs are best when they are burnt,” Breanna said holding her coat hanger over the fire.

“No, they aren’t,” Janna replied. “I like them hot, but not burnt. Yuck!”

After they had eaten their hot dogs, the girls enjoyed s’mores for dessert, licking their lips and fingers to get every bit of the gooey marshmallows and chocolate.

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Sol Duc Falls by PJ LaRue

Harmonie said her favorite waterfall that day was Sol Duc Falls. “I love the way the three waterfalls join together falling into one stream. It reminds me of how the five of us have become friends and think alike.”

“Janna, can you explain the difference between a ‘supermoon’, a blood moon and an eclipse?” Coral asked. She wanted to understand the unusual feat of nature that they were to see that night, if only they could stay awake  long enough.

Janna, who is Mother Nature’s daughter, confirmed her mother’s description when she read the news that morning. “A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon is closest to the Earth. An eclipse occurs when the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. And, a blood moon occurs when the light from the sun is reflected by the moon.”

The girls thought about Janna’s description and hoped that there wouldn’t be any clouds that night to prevent them from seeing the supermoon.

“That will be so cool!” Breanna said. “I’m glad PJ said we could stay up late to watch it.

“Where do you think we’ll go hiking tomorrow?” Catie asked.

Harmonie answered that she didn’t know, but that she hoped the chaperones let the girls sleep in to make up for staying up late that night.

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Cool Kids Wear Glasses by Teddy O’Malley

Cool Kids Wear Glasses by Teddy O'MalleyThe Mystic Princesses finished reading Cool Kids Wear Glasses by Teddy O’Malley and went to get a snack while they talked about the book.

“I didn’t like Mandy’s character very much,” Janna said.

“She was mean to the other kids at school,” Breanna agreed. “What did you think, Coral?”

“You shouldn’t let a few people decide whether you are cool or not.”

Catie chimed in saying, “Even if some people are bullies, not everyone is. You just need to try to find friends that like you for who you are, instead of what you look like.”

“Yes,” Harmonie agreed. “Look at us. We all look different. But we are friends. I would rather find friends who are kind, honest and caring.”

“And if you see someone being bullied, you should try to make friends with them,” Harmonie said. “When a person has friends, he or she is less likely to be bullied.”

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The Maisy Files Book Blast

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast (February 17 to 18, 2015) for the second book in “The Maisy Files” mystery chapter book series by Elizabeth Woodrum, “Maisy and the Money Marauder”. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Book 1, you can grab a Kindle copy for FREE from Amazon February 17 and 18, 2015!

Maisy and the Money Marauder by Elizabeth Woodrum

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Duke & Michel: a Humorous Pre-Teen Book Series

I beg you, please help the Duke & Michel: a Humorous Pre-Teen Book Series to live on.  Having met cabbage throwing, slug-commander Elias Zapple online about a year ago, I knew his books would appeal to pre-teen boys. Skateboards, snot, farts and insults fill his Duke & Michel books.  And it is widely known by a few more than three parents that boys sometimes need encouragement when it comes to reading. I wish his books had been around when my nephew was a pre-teen.

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