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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Mattie Spyglass and the 8 Magic Stone. Ends March 31st

Mattie Spyglass

Book Description:   For Mattie who was eleven and just a frizzy red-haired fifth grader, magic wasn’t even a remote possibility. Not in the basement of Sears in Hackensack, New Jersey. But October 10, 1968, would end very differently than it had begun. A mysterious Spyglass would choose Mattie as its mistress and hurl her friends Eddie and Geeta and old Mr. Herman Biddle across the treacherous eight precious stones pursued by the evil Uri Gneezy.

Mr. Biddle’s mind was rapidly turning the events. Mattie had thrown the Spyglass and it had incinerated. It was done. He had seen it send off the death sparks, hadn’t he? “Mr. Biddle…” Mattie said, her voice tight with fear. She held up her hand. Mr. Biddle’s kind face reverberated in shock. It was the Spyglass firmly in Mattie’s hand, glowing a pleased and self-satisfied glow. The eyes from within looked at Mattie. It had found its Mistress; no one could keep them apart. Eddie and Geeta knew something was wrong. Mattie was in danger. They felt it.

“Give me my Spyglass!” bellowed an old man with a snake-like head who had suddenly appeared and seemed to be slithering towards them. What Mattie, Geeta and Eddie couldn’t have told you was what their souls registered in a cold grasp to their hearts. This was evil. Evil in its elixir. Evil so pure that goodness had no chance against it.

Mr. Biddle suddenly thrust his palm up and thundered, “Uri Gneezy. It has begun. Again.” Biddle flicked his wrist and he, Mattie, Geeta and Eddie vaporized into a darkness known as the Space-Between-Time. “Mattie,” Mr. Biddle whispered, “you must know good from evil, for you have become the Mistress of the Spyglass.” Mattie wanted to cry, this was so important. Why had the Spyglass chosen her?

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

ISBN 0985360402   363 pages (no illustrations)

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends March 31st , 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Click to leave a comment on her facebook page. “Mymcbooks sent me” and Leave a comment about the review below.

Mandatory: Click on the interview link to leave a comment about the interview

Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

This Giveaway Has Ended!

Winner is #2- Teresa Young


March 14, 2013 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. Love books that have mystery and adventure as well as a lesson being taught! I liked the part in the author’s interview where she said, “Writer’s block is temporary and I believe a way of your creative forces saying, “take a break.” ” Great advice to share with my students as they are writing! Looking forward to reading this book and sharing it with my students!

    Comment by Rhonda P. | March 15, 2013 | Reply

  2. I left a comment on the Mattie Spyglass Facebook page.
    I left a comment on the author’s interview page.

    Mattie Spyglass sounds like a strong young female character that my granddaughter would love reading about.

    Comment by Teresa Young | March 15, 2013 | Reply

  3. This book sounds awesome for a child who is feeling a little bored in her (or his) normal routine and needs to be reminded that magical adventures can happen!

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | March 16, 2013 | Reply

  4. I look forward to finding out about the adventures of Mattie, Eddie, Geeta, and Mr. Herman Biddle as they unlock the mysteries of the Spyglass.

    Comment by likwan | March 31, 2013 | Reply

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