Magical Matthew


作者:by Penelope Anne Cole


出版社:Guardian Angel Publishing

出版地:Saint Louis, Mo.




Matthew has a secret. He fixes things magically. Matthew secretly uses his magic to fix things for his family and friends. Later, he expands his magical good deeds by fixing things in his neighborhood. Matthew's friend, Lily, suspects something. Matthew must decide whether to tell her the truth or not. Suggested age for readers: 4-9

Penelope Anne Cole writes and reviews children's books. She previously held positions in Human Resources in management and training, and Teaching at elementary, middle, and high school levels. She tutors, writes, and loves to read to children to encourage them to read on their own and love literature.
Penelope lives in Santa Clara, California, with her family and their rescued cats and dogs. She enjoys walking dogs, reading, writing, gardening, church activities, singing in choir, and spending time with family and friends.
Although Penelope has written throughout her life, 'Magical Matthew' is her first published children's book. It celebrates the magic of childhood and the milestone of attaining 'double digits.'
'Magical Matthew' won a 2014 Preferred Choice Award, a 2014 Seal of Excellence Award, and a 2013 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine Awards program for Positive Learning Behaviors; a 2013 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award from N.A.B.E.; and a 2013 Bronze Medal from Readers' Favorite Awards Program! It is out in Spanish, 'Magico Mateo.'
'Magical Mea,' the second in the Magical series won a 2014 Book of the Year Award, a 2014 Seal of Excellence, and a 2013 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine Awards Program, plus was a Readers' Favorite Awards Program Finalist, and won a 2013 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. A third book, 'Magical Mea Goes to School,' and a fourth book, 'Magical M and M,' are awaiting publication. A Halloween book, 'Ten Little Tricksters,' is due out in August, 2014.
Penelope has a B.A. in Liberal Arts, with an English Literature major; an M.A. in Education, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and a member of the Fremont Area Writers of the California Writers Club. She is also a Certified Phono-Graphix Reading Therapist from 'Read America.' She posts her book reviews on Amazon and on her blog: Her web site is She is on Facebook and Twitter.