Eli and the Mystery of the Hallowshine Dragon by Eva Cabanel

Book Blurb:

A moon elf’s journey to undo a dragon’s curse illuminates the power of friendship.
Two courageous friends adventure through lands of unicorns, fairies, and magical rainbows to confront a terrifying beast with a surprising wish.

In a beautiful enchanted forest lives a moon elf named Eli and her friend Luna. When Luna’s baby bunny is turned into hard rock candy by magical sugar crystals, the friends begin a journey to do the impossible to reverse the curse: confront the terrifying and legendary Hallowshine dragon for a drop of its healing saliva.

In their journey to find the dragon, Eli and Luna meet magical creatures and travel through various dreamy lands including the Abyss of Time, a marvelous unicorn’s kingdom, a whimsical fairy’s home, and a waterfall with enchanted golden shoes.

The friends race against time to find the mysterious dragon and a magical lesson is learned about how love, friendship, and acceptance can heal all if you have courage and believe in yourself. 

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

Lexi’s Review:

I found this children’s picture book on BookSirens in September, and it has lived rent-free in my brain ever since. The illustrations are vibrant, colorful, and aesthetically pleasing; and the characters and plot line are creative, chaotic, and unpredictable. 

I would recommend this book for a second grader; the illustrations and plot line would be too detailed for a younger child, in my opinion. This book teaches children to care for people and nature, to encourage and support their friends, and to exercise empathy and understanding.

There are some errors in grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation, so I give this book four stars.

If you enjoyed Green Ember by S. D. Smith, you would enjoy this book. 


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