Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Children's Book, Magical Matthew, by Penelope Anne Cole

Magical Matthew, a lovely and thoughtful book by Penelope Anne Cole, was launched in October, 2012, by Guardian Angel Publishing. 

Magical MatthewIt is the story of young Matthew, a boy who realizes he has magical powers, is confused by them in the beginning, but then he tries to use them to do good.

Matthew's good friend, Lily, is a young girl who must use a wheelchair. One day as Matthew and she are talking, Lily notices some strange and wonderful occurrences around Matthew.  She thinks she needs to understand him better and decides to watch him closely.  The book ends on a happy and hopeful note and will leave the reader with a fine feeling about life in general.

Penelope Anne Cole
Magical Matthew, Ms. Cole's debut book, is about goodness and sharing and caring for friends.  This is a book that has a marvelous message for young children.

The artwork by Kevin Collier is whimsical and colorful.  The children's faces are joyful and full of life. The combination of Cole and Collier join to make a winning book for children and parents alike!

You can learn more about Ms. Cole, her books and what is coming next at:

Mr. Collier's work may be found at:


  1. Magical Matthew has delightful illustrations that kids will love. The story is fun, and also teaches about telling time. A wonderful gift for any child.

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  2. Thanks, Nancy, for a lovely review. And Margot, for your support. I really enjoyed writing "Magical Matthew." I hope kids will like the story and want to "do good deeds" to make the world nicer.

  3. Hi Nancy,
    Everything you said about Penelope Anne's book is true. It is a delightful experience.

  4. Thanks for the review Nancy. Congrats Penny on a beautiful book for children. Look for my review of magical Matthew on The Write Vice on Monday. Happy Writing all!