Official Review: The Invisible Realm by Evelyn Dunbar Webb

Please use this sub-forum to discuss both middle-grade and younger children's books, including picture books, easy readers, and children's chapter books. Topics for books aimed at children 12 and under go in this forum.
Forum rules
You must limit each topic thread in this section to only one book or only one series. Make the title of the topic the name of the book, and if possible also include the author's name. If you want to allow spoilers, you must include the word spoilers in the title of the topic, otherwise spoilers are prohibited.
Post Reply
User avatar
Yolimari
Posts: 663
Joined: 06 Mar 2017, 02:23
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 10
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 66
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 145
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-yolimari.html
Latest Review: EMERGENCE: The Journey Begins by T. M. Evenson

Official Review: The Invisible Realm by Evelyn Dunbar Webb

Post by Yolimari » 30 Jan 2019, 10:57

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Invisible Realm" by Evelyn Dunbar Webb.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


Written by Evelyn Dunbar Webb, The Invisible Realm is the first book in the A-Maze-Ing Adventures Series, which targets children between the ages of seven and eleven. Hattie and Dacey, who have just become stepsisters, are spending the summer in the family’s cottage. While a storm rages outside, Hattie looks for something to do and convinces Dacey to explore the cottage together. During their treasure hunt, they find a map that leads them to another world, where they make fantastic friends and embark on an adventure. Their journey, however, is full of perils and riddles. Can they save the invisible realm? Can they find their way back to the cottage?

I loved reading this book, and I am sure kids will have a blast reading it. Evelyn Dunbar Webb wrote a wonderful, magical, and adventurous story that has elements reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and The Chronicles of Narnia. This chapter book is a home run that I can easily see adapted into the screen.

My favorite aspect about the book was the characters. Hattie and Dacey are stepsisters whose relationship needs strengthening at the beginning of the story. Their adventure changes and bonds them. The secondary characters, such as Baron de Mouser, Fairy Great-Aunt Violet, and Fizzle, paint the story with whimsical joy.

The book also has valuable lessons about friendship and conflict resolution with family members. The girls have to work together to solve the mysteries and riddles. Listening skills and patience are essential to establish good relationships with others. Imagination and wit are necessary tools when overcoming obstacles.

Without hesitation, I rate The Invisible Realm by Evelyn Dunbar Webb 4 out of 4 stars because it is an amazing and entertaining story for children. A professional did an excellent job editing the book, as I did not find grammatical errors. The illustrations are lovely. I would recommend this chapter book to all children between the ages of seven and eleven. Young adults and adults, who take care of their inner child, will enjoy it too. Teachers and librarians would do themselves a favor by including this book in their bookshelves. I cannot wait for the next installment to come out. It features Cupid!

******
The Invisible Realm
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon | on Smashwords

Like Yolimari's review? Post a comment saying so!
"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it."

-Gabriel García Márquez

User avatar
Rose Harebate
Posts: 137
Joined: 22 Jan 2019, 02:29
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 18
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 15
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-rose-harebate.html
Latest Review: Happy Healing by Dominique Bourlet

Post by Rose Harebate » 01 Feb 2019, 06:13

Children's book with morals is valuable to read. I like the fact that this one has lessons about friendship and conflict resolution with family members. Fascinating review.

User avatar
kandscreeley
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 7059
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2019 Reading Goal: 95
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 18
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 94
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 253
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kandscreeley.html
Latest Review: Raven Dock by Sara Caldwell

Post by kandscreeley » 01 Feb 2019, 08:32

I love that this is so well-written. From your description, it's definitely reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia. I always enjoy a good, easy book, so I just might have to pick this one up and see what this new world that they find is. Thanks.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
Tiny_Turtle
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 439
Joined: 05 Apr 2018, 11:29
2019 Reading Goal: 60
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 10
2018 Reading Goal: 60
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 93
Favorite Book: Scattered Leaves
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 236
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-tiny-turtle.html
Latest Review: Rowan Wood Legends by Olivia Wildenstein
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by Tiny_Turtle » 01 Feb 2019, 08:35

This sounds like a delightful tale. I can't wait to explore The Invisible Realm. Thank you for your enjoyable review.

kdstrack
Posts: 2022
Joined: 10 May 2017, 19:49
2019 Reading Goal: 100
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 20
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 106
Currently Reading: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Bookshelf Size: 209
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kdstrack.html
Latest Review: The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater

Post by kdstrack » 01 Feb 2019, 10:47

The series that you compare this book speak volumes about the book. The adventure sounds exciting and I like the name "Fizzle!" I would like to read this series and be able to recommend it to others. Thanks for your touching review.

User avatar
Jessacardinal
Posts: 272
Joined: 21 Dec 2018, 17:49
2019 Reading Goal: 40
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 40
Currently Reading: Winning The War on Cancer
Bookshelf Size: 68
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jessacardinal.html
Latest Review: Final Notice by Van Fleisher

Post by Jessacardinal » 01 Feb 2019, 14:30

I love the valuable lessons offered in the book. I feel like my pre-teen self of twenty some years ago would have stayed up all night long and read the entire book in one sitting!
"Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading." - Lena Dunham

User avatar
nonamer_miss
Posts: 119
Joined: 28 Dec 2018, 21:53
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 26
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nonamer-miss.html
Latest Review: Of Zots and Xoodles by Zarqnon the Embarrassed

Post by nonamer_miss » 01 Feb 2019, 20:11

I want to read this too! I think the story is beautiful and I'm interested about how Hattie and Dacey's relationship will improve while unlocking the mystery of the cabin. Thanks for a wonderful review!

User avatar
chewy4uto
Posts: 48
Joined: 28 Oct 2018, 18:19
2019 Reading Goal: 15
Currently Reading: Call of the Couch
Bookshelf Size: 30
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-chewy4uto.html
Latest Review: Bluewater Walkabout by Tina Dreffin

Post by chewy4uto » 02 Feb 2019, 19:36

I enjoyed reading your review. This book looks like one I would enjoy reading to my kids. It's so nice to see stories being written with concepts that are real to life. Having sisters and sharing experiences that bring you closer together is a reality for many. Children need more stories like this one!

User avatar
Godgozielvis20
Posts: 4
Joined: 02 Jun 2018, 11:16
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Godgozielvis20 » 12 Feb 2019, 02:04

Am imagining me being one of the step sisters going onto that realm... Great book.. I love it..

User avatar
Shielasshi_93
Posts: 54
Joined: 08 Feb 2019, 22:35
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shielasshi-93.html
Latest Review: Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by Shielasshi_93 » 18 Feb 2019, 02:18

I think this is a good fantasy adventure book for children. I love the relationship between the stepsisters.

User avatar
Lunastella
Posts: 655
Joined: 27 Apr 2018, 16:22
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 12
Currently Reading: The Ordinary Doll
Bookshelf Size: 786
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lunastella.html
Latest Review: The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye

Post by Lunastella » 19 Feb 2019, 18:05

My favorite aspect about the book was the characters. Hattie and Dacey are stepsisters whose relationship needs strengthening at the beginning of the story. Their adventure changes and bonds them. The secondary characters, such as Baron de Mouser, Fairy Great-Aunt Violet, and Fizzle, paint the story with whimsical joy.

The book also has valuable lessons about friendship and conflict resolution with family members. The girls have to work together to solve the mysteries and riddles. Listening skills and patience are essential to establish good relationships with others. Imagination and wit are necessary tools when overcoming obstacles.

I think this is a very important skill to learn. We all face conflict with others through life and learning to solve it in a healthy way is of the utmost importance. I like books like this one that teaches kids valuable lessons without being preachy and while keeping the plot fun and interesting.
A great book for young readers. Thank you for your enthusiastic review.

User avatar
Espie
Member of the Month
Posts: 2300
Joined: 05 May 2018, 06:36
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 25
2018 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 116
Currently Reading: Bluewater Walkabout
Bookshelf Size: 102
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-espie.html
Latest Review: Pastoring is not what you think by Elijah Oladimeji

Post by Espie » 20 Feb 2019, 17:38

Listening skills and patience are essential to establish good relationships with others. Imagination and wit are necessary tools when overcoming obstacles.
In a fast-paced world like ours where we need to keep up or be left out more often than not, those first two elements would really be quite difficult to have. I agree that they are a virtue. Creativity and quick thinking are also great, and yet the irony is that they may be proverbially not so common like common sense should. They're all great to have, nonetheless. Thank you for your insightful review.
"Life has many different chapters for us. One bad chapter doesn't mean it's the end of the book."-Unknown
"To err is human; to forgive, divine."-Alexander Pope
"Put GOD first; He'll bless your efforts with success."-Proverbs

User avatar
Susmita Biswas
Posts: 111
Joined: 13 Jul 2018, 08:53
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 17
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-susmita-biswas.html
Latest Review: Superhighway by Alex Fayman

Post by Susmita Biswas » Yesterday, 05:54

Sounds like interesting. I always like this genre. So I must read it.

User avatar
skindrukas
Posts: 127
Joined: 01 Oct 2018, 14:05
2019 Reading Goal: 10
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 50
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 39
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-skindrukas.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley
Reading Device: B004DLPXAO

Post by skindrukas » Yesterday, 12:05

Concise, fair and involving - that's how I'd describe your review. In my opinion, it has everything a review for this kind of books needs. Well done!
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. --- Matsuo Basho

Post Reply

Return to “Children's Books”