THE GOLDEN TELESCOPE REVIEWS
WHAT A SENSATIONAL STORY!!!
I was looking for different books I could gift my nephews and nieces with. Before I would do that, I of course take a look at the book mysepf. This beautifully illustrated cover and intriguing title attracted my attention and I took a look inside! Whether it being good or not, I got captivated by the story! Not sure if I am the accurate audience, still it was so delightful to read the adventure of Jack! All characters were amazingly well created and I could feel the passion and the heart of the author! Really really well done and I luckily have a superb book to gift to my nephews and nieces now! Awesome! ~EasyPeasy
A STORY FILLED WITH ENTHUSIASTIC ENERGY.
Tracy has done an excellent job writing a story that grabs you in the very beginning and captivates your heart as you join the adventure bound antics of Jack and Bart. They find themselves in places they have never been mystified by magical notations that leave them in awe. They learn of secrets from the past and are enlightened to secrets to the future. Leaving us wanting more from this series. ~Debbie Prestwich
This book is not just for children! I loved it, and I am 62 years old. Of-course I loved all the Harry Potter books too. I would put this book up there with Rowling and Riordan, who I have also read. But trust me, this is not a second hand remake of those classics. The story is original and exciting. Action, adventure, and mystery with a strong paranormal bent. Great book. Anxiously awaiting book 2. ~Rhonda Jones
FUN AND MAGICAL
This is a fun, fast read for all ages. If you’re a fan of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter then this book is for you. Hard to put down. I almost finished it in one night. ~Kindle Customer
Ms. Johnson takes us for a magical ride with a host of characters that come alive from the pages. Her ability to capture our imagination transports us along in these incredible adventures. The books (one and two) were purchased for my grandchildren but, I couldn’t help myself when thumbing through them and ended up reading both books before passing them along. I’m now anxiously awaiting book 3. ~Ronald Retzloff
BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK EVER!!
Reading this super fun book provided vivid and creative imagery, truly relatable characters, and such an enjoyable adventure! What a wondrous ride! I highly recommend this book. And not just for children! I’m in my 50’s and I adored every sentence, paragraph, page, and chapter!! Very highly recommended. You’ll love it!! ~Evan Cronwell
RICH, DESCRIPTIVE VOCABULARY, WOVEN WITH HISTORICAL CURIOSITY IN A CREATIVE, ENCHANTING ADVENTURE.
I really enjoyed the settings with some familiar locations like the Shanghai Tunnels and the charming shops in Old Town Chinatown in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating her dad’s name “Jack” and her grandfather’s occupation as a milliner into the story was a nice touch.
The sprinkling of foreshadowing kept me hooked as the characters developed throughout the story. I plan on sharing The Golden Telescope with my grandchildren and look forward to Tracy’s next book. ~Linda Hobart
AN AMAZINGLY INVENTIVE AND CREATIVE PAGE TURNER.
Amazingly creative, filled with details and imagery that fill your mind with scenes as if your there in the moment.
Such a great book for all ages, I read this to my 8 and 5 year old they both loved it!! Definitely a book for all ages!! Can’t wait for more!! ~Rachel Wilson
THIS IS AN AWESOME BOOK!
Jack and the Magic Hat Maker is a wonderful, exciting, riveting book! It is well written and enthrawling! It keeps you not only engaged, but anxious for the adventures that never fail with excitement!!! I can’t wait for the next book and hope for many more!!!~Melissa Bowles
ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS I’VE EVER READ
I had the opportunity to read Tracy Johnson first book in the Jack and The Magic Hat Maker series, The Golden Telescope. After reading word for word of this novel and I honestly have to say I’m looking forward to more of Tracys work. I’ve read other series such as Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson and I believe that this is obviously the next heir to the throne at the top of the list of the magical fantasy genre.~Ashley
BRILLIANT WRITTEN FOR ALL AGES, A REAL PAGE TURNER
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2021
Loved this from the first page to the last. I stayed up all night reading it, and read it to my grandson who loved it. Then gave it to my friends granddaughter, her parents took it off her so she would go to sleep. She couldn’t wait to read it again. A brilliant book. ~Sandra
THE KIDNAPPING KING REVIEWS
WONDERFULLY MAGICAL SERIES
Be sure to read book 1 before this book or you will feel like you walked into the middle of a story. Book 2 continues where book 1 left off. There are three magically gifted siblings, each taken from their parents and raised apart by members of an evil cabal. Some of whom are the children’s relatives. The evil cabal is waiting for the children’s powers to start, about the time puberty starts. The cabal wants control of the power of three. Book 1 was the middle child, Jack’s, rescue from the cabal. This book is about Jack and friends trying to liberate the oldest child, Ethan. Only that does not go well. An excerpt into book 3 shows that the youngest child, Sadie, has just come into her powers. This is a series you will want to commit to once you read book 1. It is packed full of action, adventure, and the fight between good and evil. It is a whole lot of fun. ~Rhonda Jones
THE MAGICAL LEGACY REVIEWS
GREAT BACKGROUND TO THE SERIES
But it is more than just a prequel, it is a full book with a whole story. And it explains a lot of unanswered questions about why Jack and his siblings are so special. Jack is not in this story. This is the story of how Jack’s parents met as pre-teens and learned about the difference between good and evil in another realm outside of Earth. I loved this book, but highly recommend you read at least the first book in the series before you read the this prequel. Otherwise, you may not feel like this had a good ending. I felt it had a great ending, as I now know how Jack’s parents met and eventually died, and what is the Power of Three, and why that is important. ~Rhonda Jones