About the Book
Monty MacDrum is the last of the MacDrum clan, a Scottish clan of mini-magicians.
Monty is six years old and wins first prize in a spell competition. He becomes a Menor – a junior Wensum.
Monty doesn’t read his Menor spell instructions and his first Menor spell goes very wrong.
By mistake, Monty conjures up the genie Horum the Hassum from Hummland, the greatest of all genies.
Horum humm talks and changes colour according to his mood. Due to not reading the Menor spell instructions, Monty also changes color according to his mood.
The spell goes so wrong that he also conjures up the nasty, dirty, smelly witch Crazy Crew, the curse of all Menors and Wensums.
Monty’s secret weapon is his helicopter hat, with which he can fly. His helicopter hat propels him around, instead of an old-fashioned broomstick.
Let the fun of Monty the Menor’s Magic begin!
About the Author
D.S. Harvey was born near Glasgow, Scotland, and has been a professional writer most of her adult life, writing short stories and journalistic articles.
She now lives near Bath, England.
She always wanted to write for children and Monty the Menor’s Magic is her first children’s book. Nothing gives D.S. Harvey more pleasure than to see a child smile as they read Monty. D.S. Harvey is an accomplished public speaker and is involved in supporting the theatre and charitable works. With a deep connection to young readers, D.S. Harvey finds the greatest joy in witnessing children delight in the magic of Monty. This genuine connection shapes the author’s commitment to creating stories that go beyond mere entertainment, sparking joy and lasting memories in the hearts of readers. D.S. Harvey Quote, “To see children smile, to hear their laughter as they read Monty the Menor’s Magic; to hear them quote Monty saying “No funny. No funny”, gives me all the joy I need.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Monty the Menor’s Magic is the first book in the Monty the Menor series written by D.S. Harvey. Monty is aimed particularly at 3-7 year olds. D.S. Harvey was born near Glasgow, Scotland, and has been a professional writer most of her adult life, writing short stories and journalistic articles. She now lives near Bath, England. She always wanted to write for children and Monty the Menor’s Magic is her first children’s book. D.S. Harvey is an accomplished public speaker and is involved in supporting the theatre and charitable works.
Monty is the last of the MacDrums. A clan of Scottish mini-magicians. Monty’s first spell goes horribly wrong and his magic wand turns into a twig, his magician’s hat a helicopter and he changes color to match his mood, copying Horum the humming genie and Casslet the cat. If Monty is pleased, he turns pink. Bored, he turns bronze, etc. Monty is fun, full of laughter, and also educational – without the children knowing they are learning! Monty is a unique reading experience. An absolute joy for young and not-so-young. Nothing gives D.S. Harvey more pleasure than to see a child smile as they read Monty. To hear children quote Monty’s favorite saying, ‘No funny. No funny’, is a great thrill for her.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Monty is aimed particularly at 3-7-year-olds. However, it’s entertaining for both young and adults.
Qn 3: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Write what you have a passion for and don’t give up.
Qn 4: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Here is my website: https://montythemenorsmagic.com/
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