Review: Jack & Mops’ Magical Adventures by P. A. Paizs


Fall 2010 Issue

Pumpkins and Particle Widgets

Jack & Mops' Magical Adventures Book Review

As a child, first time author P. A. Paizs was captivated by the magic of the classic A Little Princess, and it would become the inspiration for her to write an equally exciting tale for today’s children of all ages: Jack and Mops’ Magical Adventures, Pumpkins and Particle Widgets.

The story unfolds in a rare and precious setting – an ‘agreeable place’ of houses with grand covered porches that sit amidst large trees, gardens with flowers blooming throughout the seasons, and fountains that burble while children play in complete abandon. The rich detail is so inviting that once the author begins to introduce concepts about quantum physics and ‘particle widgets’, the reader is already captured by the comfort and peace, and willingly allows their imagination to unfold into the science.

Jack and Mops’ Magical Adventures is also filled with references from well known children’s stories like Cinderella, and Paizs effectively weaves those familiar portrayals with fresh and enticing interpretation. Within this delightful book, the adventure is realized both within the printed story as well as within the reader’s mind, and its reading should be savored like a fine brandy.

Highly Recommended

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