By Peggy M. McAloon
and Anneka Rogers
Elle Burton is an ordinary kid…or so she thinks. On her tenth birthday, she encounters Eunie Mae, a tiny, fairy-like being who comes from a world called Fiori. She begins a journey that leads her from this world into another dimension. She will travel through reflective portals where creatures called Fiorins influence human life. Other than some children under the age of eight, the only human beings who can see Fiorins are guides—people chosen by the Fiorins to help protect the children of Earth.
Working as a guide seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Elle loves helping others. Now she’ll have magical assistance to accomplish her goals. But not everybody wants her to succeed. There are evil forces that do everything in their power to keep the guides from offering support to those in need.
Join her as she enlists the Fiorin warrior Amadeus and others to help her protect the human children against bullying and physical abuse.
The children at risk Elle encounters are dependent on her decisions and quick responses. Travel with her to Fiori and discover magical foot-lockers, spider elevators, and the beloved Pegasus.
Join her journey on the crusade to protect the world’s children. Her journey to adulthood begins as she completes the three challenges, predicted centuries ago. She is a modern-day role model who embodies everything that is good in this world. Will she be strong enough to combat the problems children face in the 21st Century?
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Take a trip through Menomonie, WI where young Elle lives, artfully done yesteryear and today by another Menomonie Author, David Tank.
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Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite-5Stars
Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals: Lessons from Fiori Book 1 by Peggy M McAloon and Anneka Rogers is an enchanting and fantastical story of Elle, a ten-year-old girl who has this rare gift to see fairy-like Fiorins. Elle’s father is in Afghanistan, and she lives with her mother, who is expecting a baby.
Elle learns that she has been chosen as a guide by Fiorins, who are tiny winged creatures that help to protect young children on Earth when her younger brother is born. As the story progresses, readers see Elle taking on new challenges and getting involved in protecting a child from an abusive father, helping an overweight girl, and many other instances where she feels others need her help..
Kindness – Enchantment – Magic
Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals is a story of kindness, enchantment, and magic, and the author weaves the fantasy elements along with life lessons through this whimsical story. The author touches on topics that are relevant when it comes to the struggles faced by children, and readers get to see the protagonist, Elle, dealing with all sorts of issues.
The exquisite use of language tones down the harshness of death, bullying, etc. and the whimsy in the tale will help young readers enjoy the story as they turn the pages. All the characters are lovable, and the monsters and magical creatures add to the fantasy element. Elle Burton’s character will inspire children to follow their passions in life.
I like the way the author tackles different issues, thereby giving many layers to the plot. The messages conveyed in the story are profound and uplifting, and they will encourage and motivate children to rise above their potential during difficult times so that they can make a difference to this world. Yes, like everyone else, I am waiting for the next book to learn more about Elle’s journey.