The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm

Children - Mythology/Fairy Tale
124 Pages
Reviewed on 11/25/2023
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Author Biography

Teresa Mae Waterland, M. Ed., Clinical Counsellor, is on a journey of awareness that includes a passion for fairies—many of whom live just down the lane from her home in the woods. Teresa has extensive training and experience in Drama, English, Psychology, and Broadcasting. Her awareness training in Voice Dialogue, Psychodrama, and Somatic Experiencing have helped her to bring unique perspectives to her work. Teresa declares: if there is only one reality—as many of our great teachers have said—then this must, of course, include fairies and their magical friends.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Nino Lobiladze for Readers' Favorite

A fairy named Quizzle and her friend, Pinky Palm, the everyanimal, were looking for amethyst crystals with Auntie Hoolahoop at the rock quarry. Suddenly, Auntie Holahoop's wing got stuck in a crevice! Quizzle and Pinky tried too hard to release the wing, and Auntie Hoolahoop hopped off to an unknown destination. Now, the friends must find her as soon as possible. A flying up party is an important event in every young fairy's life. Pinky prepared a wonderful surprise for Quizzle. Will she spread her wings and fly? Everyone loves Halloween, and Quizzle is not an exception. But it's a time when real witches come out of the dark. Quizzle is in danger, and her friends must figure out how to confront it. Christmas is just around the corner. Pinky looks for the perfect gift for Quizzle and cherishes his own deepest wish. Shadow Catchers are ready to discipline two mischievous shadows. Will Quizzle and Pinky rescue them? The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm by Teresa Mae Waterland is a collection of eleven short stories for children and adult fans of fairy tales and mythology.

In The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm, Teresa Mae Waterland invites us into a lovingly crafted magical world of a welcoming little village of Justaroundthebend with the Garden of Everywhere nearby. Teresa describes amazing magical creatures and talking animals dwelling there in perfect harmony. Every story in the collection is simple, yet full of wisdom and brilliant humor. "Behind every good wish from the heart is the ability to accept things just as they are," writes Teresa in Pinky’s Wish. Teresa turns a trivial situation, like Christmas shopping, into an incredible adventure. Children will learn how beautiful and meaningful friendship can be and that we must always protect our loved ones from evil. Quizzle and Pinky are fascinating characters every child will love. Both have their doubts and fears, showing young readers that these emotions are an inevitable part of our lives, but we can control them. I liked the vibrant illustrations by the talented Aletha Heyman and Teresa's mesmerizing writing style. The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm will help develop children's creative thinking and inspire them to never give up on their dreams.

Debra Palmer M.Ed, RCC, IBP

The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm is truly an exquisite read. Teresa Waterland's richly developed characters, full of magic and metaphor, are delightful. Multiple layers for both children and parents alike: Seamlessly combines fantasy and reality with the light and shadows of self awareness: Rich in rhyme, rhythm and humour, anything can happen in a world of everywhere and every dream. Truly a deep breath of fresh air in our world of shallow breathers. A beautiful, playful work of the heart, from the heart.

Kirkus Reviews

Waterland presents an episodic children’s book about magical people, magical creatures, and grand life lessons....
Heyman’s black-and-white drawings with occasional colorful full-page illustrations ably decorate the narrative, which spans an entire year. Waterland’s prose features occasional cheeky rhymes, moments of humor, and detailed characterization—even of trees in the forest. No character is portrayed as completely evil; antagonists’ vulnerabilities are revealed, and foes often turn to friends.

A lighthearted book that blends magic with earthly themes and the loftier nature of all things.

Foreword Clarion Reviews

Both whimsical and wise, The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm is an appealing introduction to a magical crew.

With a colorful cast of woodland animals and magical creatures, Teresa Mae Waterland’s enchanting short story collection... delivers lessons related to friendship, community, and forgiveness.... Some of the stories are lighthearted; others are serious. Without fail, though, the stories’ conclusions are uplifting (though one is ambiguous on a characters’ ultimate fate).

​Setting the stage for further adventures, the stories of The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm introduce magical friends and their supportive community."

Ida Makaro, aged 96

I received a copy of [this] book today and I am overwhelmed. It is so beautiful! I have just started reading it and I am amazed at how compelling it is.... I must say it is much more impressive than I envisioned; I thought... it was a children’s book but it is much more than that. I have read many children’s books over the years for many age groups, but none extend like [this] does.... This is a combined work of art and literature that is well beyond my vision of a children’s book.

Arlene Ward

An amazing read for all ages.
​If you haven't ordered one of Teresa's books I urge you to do so. It's amazing!!!! Get your copies, folks!

Codie Booth, MA, BA, RRP, RCC, CCC

If you are looking for books for your child to invoke their imagination through wonder and whimsy while also providing a platform for conversations about life, look no further!

Jessie Palmer, MSW, RSW, Instructor

The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm is a beautiful read. The author’s playful humour and clever alliterations make for a lovely pulse that carries the reader through the story with ease. The loveable characters and their playful adventures captured and held the interest of my 5- and 7-year old boys, keeping them engaged and asking for more! As a parent, there is nothing more fulfilling than watching my children become immersed in the magic of a good book, with complete delight and wonderment in their eyes as they are guided through excitement, imagination and adventure. The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm accomplished that and so much more and is a 'must have' for any child’s library. Check it out, the boys LOVED it!

Michaela Newman

My aunt's book is finally out! I remember her reading me each new chapter as she wrote them when I was little and after reading the final copy it could easily still be my favourite book. There are such positive sentiments to all of these magical creature's adventures. Teaching kindness, humility and acceptance. Something this world always need more of.

Lorna McLellan, Freelance Editor

If your young’uns like magic and adventures and fairies and mythical creatures and friendship and dangerous foes and happy endings, they’ll love The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm!