Synopsis: Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door and the Mermaid’s Treasure is the fourth title in this fun and inclusive, young magical adventure series for readers of 6-8 from Lola Morayo. Inspired by fairies and creatures from world mythology this is gorgeously illustrated in black-and-white throughout by Cory Reid.

Aziza is excitedly packing her suitcase ready to go on holiday when she finds sand and seashells from the fairy door all over her room! Before long, she is stepping through the door and out onto Shimmerton’s beach, where naughty fairies, the Gigglers, are causing havoc by accidentally awakening an ancient shell-walker who has been asleep for many years under the sand. Everyone scatters as the shell-walker grows bigger and bigger. What can be done? Aziza’s new mermaid friend might just know someone who could help.

Release Date: 9th June 2022

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Magic, Mermaids, Fairies, Mythology, Friendship

Pages: 192

Thank you so much to Macmillan children’s books and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review:As Aziza is getting ready for her camping holiday with her family she notices her fairy door is shining again where she is whisked away to the Shimmerton beach. The Gigglers are instantly up to trouble as always, while Peri and Tiko have a mermaid friend by their side. Then a shell-walker is let loose Sirena helps the group go underwater for a magical adventure.

This was so adorable, I always love this series there is something so magical about it. I love all the fun adventures that we go on, and all the new mythological creatures we meet along the way.

This one was really fun as we got to meet a mermaid and go under the sea, though it wasn’t always easy and Aziza found areas difficult or there were things she felt she couldn’t do, her friends were there to guide her and make her feel safe and that she can do anything.

The shell-walker was hilarious sucking up all the items and causing so much havoc, it’s typical that the Gigglers caused all the drama always so funny. It was such a fun summer story, filled with magic, wonderful creatures, friendship, adventures and so much more.

If you are looking for a really magical and fun series for your children I do recommend the Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door series, they will not disappoint at all. They are so magical and so much fun, your children will love escaping into Shimmerton.

About Authors: 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.


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