The Illustrations will draw you in, the storyline will keep you!
September 9, 2015
I have been trying to find a way to get my 10 year old grandson to read more books online than play games. While surfing through the many books online I found Ti and the Magical Key:How it all began. I could not have asked for a better response from my grandson and his little brother, who is two, the illustrations alone had them mesmerized from the beginning of the journey that Ti took with his turtle friend till the end of the first book. They are now looking forward to the next installment which I must now buy for them. Thank you for such a wonderfully illustrated book filled with adventure and lessons based on cooperation and love of ancestry.
... just received this lovely book and my daughter has liked it so much that she has slept with it ...
By Susan Keefe This review is from: Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (Volume 1) (Paperback)
This story began a long, long time ago, when the high gods of the Mayans discovered that Kukulkan, the God of Wind was about to return. For the safety of their people, they decided they have to hide the magic key from him, and it was Itzamna’s job to work out how, and ensure its safety.
Then the story travels forward in time and we meet Ti, a young boy whose family have to go on a special journey. Taking only his precious golden shell which he loves to play, they leave their home to travel a great distance.
Eventually they arrive at a beautiful beach, there, Ti befriends Nuuk Ha a 95 year old turtle, and the pair discover they were destined to meet. From there, as their journey continues, a strong bond of friendship and courage is formed.
This book is visually stunning with beautiful illustrations which captured my Grandson’s imagination right from the start. However, that is not all, this story is also educational, teaching about the Mayan culture, the Riviera Maya, Mexico and turtles.
I look forward to reading their continuing adventures with my Grandsons.
By maheswari moksha
on August 22, 2015 Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful book! The story and the characters are captivating, the colorful illustrations are really good, and it gives you interesting information about the Mayans and the Mexican Caribbean area, without you even noticing! Me and my partner loved it, and our son, who is not a child anymore, couldn't put it down. It makes a perfect gift for children, and parents will enjoy it too.
By James HersheyJr
on August 19, 2015 Format: Paperback
The author was nice enough to send me a copy for an honest review. I really liked this book. The story was good and the artwork was really good as well. This book is interesting enough so that parents will enjoy it just as much as their kids do. Very well written and just a great little children's book all around. I give it 5 stars and two enthusiastic thumbs up
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By Roy Cobden Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A great adventure story to read with young kids! The colorfully illustrated pages helps grab their attention, and the background of real places I've visited, and Mayan mythology, makes it interesting for the adult reading it too (me!).
The fact that I can show the kids real photos of places in the story (like Tulum and the Chichen Itza pyramid) just makes it seem all the more real and magical to them.
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
By Wally Szyiko Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase It's not often you come across a book for Kids that combines magic, adventure, culture and imagination. Even the animals and land are depicted to add authenticity to the local. The story ends with the mystery unsolved allowing the reader to look forward to the next in this terrific series.
The author's choice of illustrator enhances the story and it's hard not to fall in love with the characters. I hope this book becomes one of your child,'s favourites!
By Melanie A Millar
on 17 Aug. 2015 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
What a refreshing change to have a children's book with a good and engaging storyline! A lovely book and a great way to introduce my 3 year old to a different culture. Definitely one that she will come back to again and again as she gets older. Well done!
dietingintampa reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (Volume 1)
July 26, 2015
I received an ARC of this delightful story, and loved it. To me it's the perfect blend of a story that has culture, history, different kinds of family elements, and having faith while still being fun for kids. Our family has taken a couple of cruises to Mexico where we visited Tulum. The beautiful illustrations were very true to what the ruins look like, and I found myself thinking how neat would it be for kids to read prior to taking a trip to Tulum, or even after.
mark a piff reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (Volume 1) Fantastic August 2, 2015 Such a great story! Wonderful illustration, a great book not only for the younger readers
Adrian Rodriguez reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (Volume 1) My daughter and I loved it August 16, 2015 Author sent me the book as a gift asking for my opinion. Since the very beginning I loved it, this is a captivating story situated in Mayans epoch where two friends live countless adventures in search of the magical key.
It’s a fantastic story of friendship, loyalty and solidarity that give many messages to the ready.
Can’t wait to read the rest of the stories with my children.
By Sylvia A Hartley Format:Kindle Edition
Great little children's single concept book. Would make a great novel study for teachers to use in the classroom.(wish I was still teaching!) Has many possibilities for instruction of reading for a wide age group. Also would make a great addition to museum gift shops or visitor centers or hotel desk areas to promote Mexican culture and life in Mexico. I know my grandchildren will love it! Hope there will be a sequel!
sandy motter reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (Volume 1)
May 29, 2015
This is such a clever story and takes the reader out of their backyard to see there is a whole world out there. This book encourages the imagination, travel and reading, who wouldn't want that for their child?
Dana Cappelli reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (1)
May 30, 2015
Since I saw the trailer I knew I wanted it! Amazing story, plus who doesn't like MAGIC. Clever way to incorporate history and morals. Happy to have these type of materials to help educate our children about respect to nature.
ED reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (1)
May 30, 2015
We absolutely love this book !!! It is extremely exciting for a kids book... I can't wait to find out what happens to be honest. the story's plot is in Mexico and it even goes to the different temples, so it educational, and there are seeds of other life lessons for the kids and or interesting information, like that the dolphin is one of the smarts mammals on the planet. It's a fun kids book, and worked for this dad !
J. Reichert reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (1)
May 31, 2015
It isn't often that we are able to find a book that keeps our children's complete attention throughout, that paints a beautiful story with its colorful imagery and at the same time, secretly educates the readers with history. But we found these things in this book. Ti and the Magical Key is a fun read, with characters who my son is still talking about long after the book was finished.
Laura Santa Anna reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (1) 1 of 1 people found the following helpful So engaging!!
May 31, 2015
From the beginning, this book got me intrigued... I couldn't put it down, and I'm the adult!
I loved the magical adventure and mysterious development I can't wait for the next book! Loved it!
Bruce Bagwell reviewed Ti and the Magical Key: How it all began (1)
June 1, 2015
From the moment you start this read, to the moment you finish; you enter a world that takes your imagination and builds a wonderful, adventuress, ethical, magical world that has purpose, morals and values. Your enjoying being educated not only about history but lifestyle and travel, as well. I know my grand kids are going to enjoy this one, just as much as I did. Great job and thank you for giving something to our future, our children that is so pure and healthy. Best of luck...