Tragic Magic

By Thal Dixon

Tragic Magic

By Thal Dixon

Book Description

Curiosity can be a dangerous thing, especially when mixed with magic. After a boy finds an old trunk containing a magical book in the attic, his life is turned upside down—literally. Now his house is filled with waring goblins, rotting zombies, hungry alligators, and even a dragon. To change things back to normal, he must find the magical book, which has mysteriously disappeared, and put it back in the trunk before his house, and possibly the world is destroyed by tragic magic.

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Review by Melissa Dalton Martinez, Executive Producer of The Book Break

Tragic Magic is a very fun book with a good lesson. In it, Thal Dixon tells the story of a boy who went snooping in his parent’s attic. There, he finds an old magic book. When he tries to open it, it disappears, and suddenly, all sorts of magical things are happening to him. His parents disappear, and he has to deal with goblins and zombies. The neighbors are angry because everything is so crazy, and all he wants is to get his parents back. The rhymes of this book are very catchy and the repetition of the phrase “My life’s turned kind of tragic since I messed around with magic” really grows on you.

The illustrations in this book are absolutely amazing. Mikey Brooks did a phenomenal job. With each turn of the page, I found myself eagerly anticipating what new zany hijinks I would see the main character engaged in. My five-year old, who can’t read yet, enjoys flipping through the book and just looking at the pictures. They really do a lot to bring the story to life, and we absolutely loved it.

Here’s what my kids have to say about the book:
7-year old: It’s so funny!
5-year old: I really like the pictures.