A Tale of MagicBook - 2019 | First edition
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Part Two "So let's honor the people who gave their lives for this moment to happen - let's cherish their memory by living each and every day as freely, as proudly, and as joyfully as they would have wanted us to. Together, let's begin a new chapter for our community, so when they tell our story years in the future, the tale of magic has a happy and prosperous ending." - Brystal
Part One: "Hello, everyone. I can only imagine what you've all been though to get here - both in life and on the road. This historic day is possible thanks to a long history of brave men and women making tremendous sacrifices. And although the fight for acceptance and freedom may seem like it's over, our work isn't finished. The world will never be a better place for us until we make it a better place for all. And no matter what challenges await us, no matter who favor we've yet to earn, we cannot allow anyone's hate to rob us of our compassion or dampen our ambition along the way. The truth is, there will always be a fight, there will always be bridges to cross and stones to turn, but we must never forfeit our joy to the times we live in. When we surrender our ability to be happy, we become as flawed as the battles we face. And too many lives have already been lost for us to lose sight of what we're fighting now."
"Listen carefully, Brystal, because this is the most important lesson I will ever teach you. Don't make the same mistakes I made. No matter how cruel or unfair the world becomes, never forfeit your happiness. And no matter how poorly someone treats you, never let anyone's hate rob you of compassion. The battle of good and evil isn't fought on a battlefield - it begins inn each and every one of us. Don't let your anger choose sides for you." - Madame Weatherberry
""Wait, do we think there are bears in there?" Xanthous asked.
"Probably," Lucy said. "I doubt Black Bear Cave got its name for housing flamingos."" - A Tale of Magic . . .
""Skylene, how much Simple Slumber Sleeping Salt did you put in the stew?" she asked.
"I just followed the instructions on the back," Skylene said, and removed the bottle of Simple Slumber Sleeping Salt from her pocket. "The directions say and inch of salt will put someone to sleep for a week."
Tangerina snatched the bottle from her friend and took a look for herself. As she inspected it, something didn't seem right, and she wiped the bottle with a napkin.
"Skylene!" Tangerina exclaimed. "The instructions say a pinch of salt will put someone to sleep for a week - not and inch!"
Skylene went pale and her eyes grow wide.
"Oops," she said.
"Oh my God, we just killed Mrs. Vee!" Xanthous cried." - A Tale of Magic . . .
"Because if we want a better world, we have to be better than the world." - Madame Weatherberry
"I'm calling it Madame Weatherberry's Academy of Magical Endeavors and Philosophy, but don't get attached to the name, it's still a work in progress." - Madame Weatherberry
"And what are we supposes to call you? Besides 'the six bossiest children on the planet'?" - Mounteclair
""Lucy, although all evidence pointed to you being a witch, I'm sorry for making you feel like one,' she said. "I hope you'll forgive me, and I'll try my best to make you feel welcome at this academy."
"That was very nice, Tangerina," Brystal said. "Lucy? Is there something you would kike to say to Tangerina?"
"Sure is," Lucy said. "For someone with so much honey, you sure spread a lot of vinegar!" - A Tale of Magic...
""Yes, but both have been considered sinful since the beginning of time," Champion went on. "Do you know how difficult it is to redefine something for society? It took me decades to convince my kingdom that potatoes aren't poisonous-and people still avoid them in the markets!"
Madame Weatherberry shook her head in disbelief. "Are you comparing an innocent race of people to witchcraft, sir?"" - A Tale of Magic...
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Brystal Evergreen isn’t allowed to read or write, simply because she’s a girl. She can’t get a meaningful education either. She must learn how to cook and clean and manage children. Her father, a High Justice official, holds great respect over the Southern Kingdom. Brystal is sick of not being able to read and volunteers to be a maid at a library. As she cleans, she finds a mysterious room. She enters it and her life is changed forever...
A Tale of Magic is an amazing story that incorporates themes of thinking for yourself, leadership, and kindness. The defeat of the villain in the end is a little graphic, but nothing worse than Chris Colfer’s other series, The Land of Stories. As a lover of The Land of Stories, I highly recommend A Tale of Magic.
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