Looking for a fantasy-themed tale appropriate as a holiday gift for children ages 3-8? Check out the delightful storytelling and art work in Eli and the Mystery of the Hallowshine Dragon written by Eve Cabanel with illustrations by Ekaterina Ilchenko. The story and art are both charming, and parents and children alike will appreciate the entertaining, satisfying tale of friendship and courage within the book’s pages.
The story begins in a beautiful enchanted forest, where a moon elf named Eli and her friend Luna live. They spend their days exploring Cucuruzzu, the mysterious and enchanted forest. But Cucuruzzu features unusual and dangerous sugar crystals that coat the forest at night, turning anyone who touches them into hard candy. When Luna’s baby bunny accidentally falls onto the crystals and is transformed, the friends begin a journey to do the impossible to reverse the curse: confront the terrifying and legendary Hallowshine dragon.
Through the course of their journey to find the dragon, Eli and Luna meet magical creatures and travel through various dreamy lands including the Abyss of Time, a marvelous unicorn’s kingdom, a whimsical fairy’s home at the end of the rainbow, and a waterfall with enchanted golden shoes. And when they finally discover the dragon, who turns out to be terribly lonely, they learn a magical lesson about how love, friendship, and acceptance can heal all if you have courage and believe in yourself.
Overall, Cabanel’s book is a wonderful addition to the collection of any child who loves to read, and copies are available on Amazon. If you would like more information about author Eve Cabanel and Eli and the Mystery of the Hallowshine Dragon, you can visit her author page.