“A savvy instruction manual for new magic-carpet owners…required reading for flights that will be as safe as they are exhilarating.” (Kirkus Reviews)
You’ve just received a mysterious book in the mail, from a great aunt you’ve never met. Paging through, you find it filled with handy instructions for flying a magic carpet–everything from dealing with g-forces, altitude, and weather to planning where to go and what to animals and sights to see. It’s even got your great aunt’s handwritten (if often irreverent) notes in the margins!
More exciting still, your aunt promises that, once you’ve proven yourself ready, her magic carpet will be all yours.
There’s no time to waste. Only your great aunt can tell you the Magic Word that makes the carpet fly, and she’s getting, uh, just a tad forgetful. Can you learn what’s in the handbook in time?
This mix of fantasy, science, archaeology, and other information found in this book makes it particularly appropriate for kids in the 7 – 13 range.
“What makes this book stand out is that not only is there the fun magical premise of how exactly to operate a magic carpet (with practical advice on bathroom issue and such), but the carpet flying is also a cool framework for expository nonfiction. There’s fascinating information about flying, useful information about map reading, interesting tidbits about strange foods of the world and animals you might encounter, presented in a very kid-friendly way… The kids shown in the handbook are a diverse bunch…And the inheritor of the carpet is nicely ungendered as well.”
“Learn loads without even realizing it through this hilariously clever magic carpet handbook!” (Syncopated Mama)