By Maxie Bowen
on September 13, 2015
Cute book! I love having new stories to read to the kids I take care of on the weekends. This book is filled with illustrations, too, which makes it a hit with the little ones. Ti is an inspiring kid who teaches some good life lessons. I also love that Popov included animals as main characters in the story (I'm a vet student so I'm a sucker for animals!). I think reading books online would be a fabulous alternative for the new-day children who would rather play on an iPad than read an actual book... This is a great compromise for them!
By Marshall Hanks "Marshall"
on September 15, 2015
I enjoyed this almost as much as my young cousin. It is a children's picture book steeped in history and intrigue, beginning with the Mayans and powerful gods, and continuing to the imaginative adventure of a boy and a turtle. What you notice immediately are the illustrations which are bright, crisp and intricately detailed, making them enjoyable eyecandy for any young one. A great story and a great visual adventure--"Ti and the Magical Key" is a must read.
on September 16, 2015
What an exciting and great adventure of this young boy Ti. My nephews love this book and they are so excited and happy when I was telling them the story. The pictures looks very real, colorful and it is very attractive to young children. The story is about friendship, courage and happiness. This book is inspiring and thrilling. I encourage every parent to have a copy of this book and read it to their children or grand children perhaps. This is just perfect! I love it! Great book!
The story of Ti and his friends in search of a magical key was a beautiful story about friendship and adventure
September 11, 2015
By Rafaela Dubrich Verified Purchase
A book that will keep the children and adult alike into reading from the beginning until the end. The story of Ti and his friends in search of a magical key was a beautiful story about friendship and adventure. My nephew was really excited to browse the whole book because of the beautiful illustration. It was a beautiful story with a beautiful illustration. It is a fun read and very much entertaining. I cannot wait for the second book to come out.
Totally worth every penny
September 9, 2015
This is a book that is totally worth the price. This book tells the story of a very unlikely friendship between a young boy and a 95 year old turtle. Together, they discover different places and know more about the world and themselves. I think that this story is worth retelling to children as it teaches them many life lessons that will surely shape the way they think and learn. Children need to be taught these kinds of lessons and storytelling is a very effective method to enrich them. Truly commendable efforts to the author to impart this story.
Fascinating and absolutely entertaining!
September 5, 2015
This is a very well written story that will take you to a wonderful journey with Ti and his friends in search for the magical key which was hidden to protect the Mayan people. This is a fascinating story of courage and friendship, friends who stand for each other amidst adversities. Excellent book, very well illustrated and pretty wholesome that's sure to entertain adults and kids alike.
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.
Dana Popov and Marc Evans are the authors of "Ti and the Magical Key™". For almost 13 years they have been partners and working together on several projects.