"DJ Corchin’s creation seems far more personal, as if he is reading his book next to you."

Award-winning author DJ Corchin offers delightfully fantastical life lessons in this sweet and witty collection that inspires readers to embrace the magic within them.

 You have a choice to cast good spells or bad spells. Choose good spells. People will tell you you can't be a knight because you have magical abilities. They are wrong. And remember...if you happen to find a unicorn, it is not yours to keep!

 DJ Corchin offers timeless wisdom with a mystical twist in this lighthearted rulebook for the whole family to enjoy. Plenty of enchanting lessons to live by paired with whimsical illustrations are sure to be passed down from generation to magical generation. A perfect graduation, birthday, or just-because gift for daughters of any age.


You have a choice to cast good spells or bad spells. Choose good spells,” entreats one of the aphorisms in this enchanted collection addressed to “my dearest daughter.” Touching on commonplace themes such as avoiding superficial judgments, believing in oneself, and respecting different perspectives, Corchin’s sometimes enigmatic advice emphasizes sagacity (“If a Flying Fleutle offers to carry you into the clouds, do not delay. The view from above will bring you great wisdom”) and warns about cruel behavior (“The Rodent Spell, which turns someone into a rat, will also do the same to the person who casts it”). Lessons define magic to mixed effect, fittingly accompanied by spare, whimsical line drawings often populated with wizards and imaginary creatures. Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Instructions, it’s a volume best suited to graduates inclined to believe in magic. Ages 7–up. (May). - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY