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Magimus Has But One Simple Wish ....
It's nearly Christmas and in the Middle East an American family drives by a sad sight. A big blue teddy bear - torn covered in dirt, sporting one eye, a crooked pink nose, and a head hanging low in despair - sits under the streetlight next to a large trash bin. He has been treated badly and now dreams of belonging to children who will love and cherish him. Will his wish come true?
The true Christmas spirit is alive and well in Sandra Sóvágó-Royal’s new release, Magimus. In this carefully crafted and endearing tale, Magimus’ journey from rejection to acceptance brings young readers’ attention to both the desire to be loved and to belong to a family.
Magimus is an exemplary story based on the author’s own experiences in the Middle East. Sóvágó-Royal spent nine years living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where Christmas is acknowledged, but not celebrated. This fictional work for young readers shows that acceptance of people who look different, speak different languages or are from different cultural backgrounds can have a positive effect on us all.