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Book Review/Giveaway: Sasha and the Magic Pen. Ends May 5th, 2012.


Sasha and the Magic Pen written by Saragine Francois and illustrated by Javier Duarte.

About the Book:  Have you ever wished you could trace a friend from a story you like and magically they appear? In this short story, Sasha is a 10 year old girl who accidently discovers the true magic of a pen she found buried in the school playground. After Sasha realizes the friend she drew from the tale will not only vanish from every book, but the story will become a reality if she does not get her friend back into the tale.


My Review: Sasha and the Magic Pen are about a little girl who wished she had friends to play with.  During reading time with her mom and sister, Sasha read the story about Friends and imagined that the main character in the story Ursa, was her best friend.

On her way to school the next day, Sasha came across a shining object in the playground which turned out to be a pen. She picked the pen off the ground, and placed it in her pocket. While working on her assignment, Sasha decided to use the pen she found to trace her favorite character, Ursa. While erasing a mistake she made, she notices the image was moving and lifting itself from the paper. Standing in front of her was Ursa from the story book.

Now Sasha has to explain not only to her sister about the magic pen, who did not believe her at first, but to her mother. 

What an interesting book! I enjoyed reading every page. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. I wish Javier Duarte’s illustration was in color instead of black and white. Overall, a fun and delightful book. I also love Sasha meaning of friends on page 55. I recommend this book for children ages 6-8. A MUST READ!

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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Winner is #4 – Carol L


April 17, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. What an interesting idea for a story! Love that part of the story line is a Mom reading with her children. Know my daughter would love this…. she has a wild imagination.

    Comment by Amanda | April 17, 2012 | Reply

  2. oh my gosh! love the story line…….my daughter makes up imaginary friends because she has no one to play with at home her age…….I so want to read this book! my daughter would love it!
    childrensbook13 at aol dot com

    Comment by artistadonna | April 17, 2012 | Reply

  3. A fascinating idea for a story – my granddaughter would draw her imaginary friend Joe!

    Comment by tmy56 | April 17, 2012 | Reply

  4. It’s such an interesting storyline. I noticed the many interesting books on Saragine’s web site. This sis the type of story that will appeal to both boys and girls. I really enjoyed the review and the Author’s interview. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  5. Yes it does sound like a fun tale. But yes, for that age group color illustrations would be better unless it’s a chapter book. Thanks for the review.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  6. I can relate to wanting friends to play with at this age. I think my daughters would love to read this. It sounds like a very unique story that would grab their attention 🙂 Thanks for the review

    Comment by Alison | April 20, 2012 | Reply

  7. My daughter has a “friend” she plays with when her older sister are at school.

    Comment by Amber Rairdan | April 20, 2012 | Reply

  8. My daughter had always had a lot of invisible friends.

    Comment by jerylt | April 21, 2012 | Reply

  9. What a fun idea for a story. I like the idea of being able to draw a character out of a story into your life.

    Comment by domestic diva | April 21, 2012 | Reply

  10. My daughter is always complaining she is bored and she has no friends. I think this would be good for her mind.

    Comment by Larissa brunken | May 4, 2012 | Reply

  11. I think this is a great storyline! Children have great imaginations and I can see my oldest really enjoying this story. It seems like it would be a very age-appropriate book. I am now wondering what happens in the end!

    Comment by chargroups | May 4, 2012 | Reply

  12. My granddaughter would lie the book

    Comment by Gloria walshver | May 4, 2012 | Reply

  13. Sasha and the Magic Pen sounds like a book everyone can relate to as we’ve all had imaginary friends.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | May 5, 2012 | Reply

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