Synopsis: Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door is the first title in an inclusive magical adventure series, perfect for readers of 6-8 from debut author Lola Morayo. It is inspired by world mythology and is gorgeously illustrated in black and white throughout by Cory Reid.
Open the door to a world of magic and adventure . . .
A mysterious gift arrives on Aziza’s birthday. It is a secret fairy door that will whisk her away to Shimmerton, a magical world with princesses, naughty fairies, shapeshifters, unicorn shopkeepers and mischief around every corner. But when the precious jewelled doorknob is taken, Aziza is trapped. Will she ever see her home and family again? Maybe her new friends, Peri and Tiko, can help . . .
Packed with mischief, friendship and magic, Aziza is perfect for fans of Isadora Moon.
Look out for the second title in the series Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door and the Ice Cat Mystery coming soon.
Release Date: 10th June 2021
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Friendship, Mythical, Magic, Adventure
Thank you so much to Macmillan Children’s Books and Netgalley for the earc to read and review.
Review: Aziza makes a pretty fairy door and gets transported to the fairy realm, making new friends, she comes across three mischievous fairies and has to teach them a lesson on being good.
This story is really cute, little Aziza (what an adorable name) dreams of meeting fairies and gets her dream come true, but finds not all fairies are polite and lovely. I really loved the friendship she makes with Peri and Tiko. I also really loved that she wanted to make sure that the mischievous giggles understood what they were doing wrong.
This book had really pretty illustrations, was so beautifully diverse, it had lots of interesting mythology within it, had sweet characters and some not so sweet. This book is perfect for the young fairy lovers in your life, it will take them to a whole different type of fairy world that they’ll really enjoy.
About Author: Lola Morayo is the pen name for the creative partnership of writers Tólá Okogwu and Jasmine Richards. Tólá is a journalist and author of the Daddy Do My Hair series. She is an avid reader who enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her home in Kent, where she lives with her husband and daughters.
Jasmine is the founder of an inclusive fiction studio called Storymix and has written more than 15 books for children. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two children. Both are passionate about telling stories that are inclusive and joyful.
About Illustrator: Cory Reid lives in Kettering and is an illustrator and designer who has worked in the creative industry for more than fifteen years with clients including, Usborne Publishing, Owlet Press and Card Factory.