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The Golden Maple Tree

(Magora #2)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Middle Grade Fiction. Ages 8 and up

At the end of a boring summer in her un-magical hometown, Holly O’Flanigan is eager to return to the parallel world of Magora.

Holly’s nosy neighbor, Ms. Hubbleworth, has been missing for a year, and Holly and her friends, Brian, Rufus, and Amanda, know where she is. A year ago, they left the real world together and entered Magora via a
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published January 14th 2016 by Misty Moon Books / Marc Remus
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[Shai] Bibliophage
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Magora Series, The Golden Maple Tree, continues the adventure of Holly and her friends in the magical world of Magora. When I was given the chance to read the first and second installment in this series, I can't help but compare it to the Chronicles of Narnia and the Harry Potter series, much more to the latter.

When I've read the term "Unfinished" in this second installment, I reckon that the author's inspirations are the Muggle-born and the demento
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I have read both books in the series and loved them! While the first book bore some resemblance to the Harry Potter series, in the second book the similarities are gone. The author weaves together an excellent, unique book with some original ideas. The story is a wonderful adventure written for children and adults alike. It's a novel full of magic, adventures, and friendships! Very, very enjoyable book, and I'm looking forward to reading more in this series! ...more
Nada Sobhi
"Painting and writing are both products of creativity. Even though the two seem different, they are more similar than we think."

Magora: The Golden Maple Tree is the second instalment in the middle grade-to-young adult Magora series by artist, painter and author Mark Remus. It can be easily read as a standalone, but has prompted me to immediately pick up the first book Magora: The Hall of Wonders.

If you're a fan of the Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia books OR movies, then you'll love th
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. After having read the first book in the series I was curious to find out what would happen next and so I read the entire series. Knowing what happens in the 5th book I'm now amazed how well all these threads of the story are woven together. In this book the first indications of the complexity of this series are revelead, even though at a very subtle level. Anybody who loves fantasy, magic and art would enjoy this series. It is written for children but it has a lot to o ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect second volume. It doesn't let you down as many follow-up books do. ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great second part in the series. Action-filled and easy to read for kids. I'm curious about the third volume. ...more
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
The main children in the story, Holly, Amanda, Rufus, and Brian, were all fairly likable and easy to keep track of. Holly, being the protagonist was given more of a backstory and more time on the pages. Though I did like all these children, I did wish to learn a little bit more of their personalities. Holly and Amanda had some distinct characteristics, but sometimes I found Rufus’s and Brian’s personalities somewhat blurred.

When looking at the plot itself, there wasn’t ever a dull moment. Most t
Jan farnworth
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of harry potter or chronicles of narina and has been craving the same feelings from those books.  This series fills all the check marks for a great middle grade fantasy.  The author is able to describe the world of Magora so effortlessly that you can not help but be lost in the pages of the book.  Art and literature are blended so well that you may just find your self wanting to check out your local art gallery.  I am a scrapbooker who loves ...more
Jo-Marie Jo-Marie
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a great story. The plot will draw you in. You’ll want to stay in Magora forever. Marc Remus is developing his characters in such a realistic way that you’re going to be cheering for them as you read. I’m glad I already have a copy of book three. I’ll start it right away.
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We are big fans of Book I in the Magora fantasy series, but The Golden Maple Tree brought us to a delightfully new level of entertainment. In Book II the magical realm of the maple tree takes center stage, and what a joy it is to learn of the tree and it’s many wonders. Readers of all ages will thrill at the enchanting continuation of the Magora story in which Holly must help her friend find a cure for a critical ailment. Creative youngsters will find an engaging outlet for growing minds as susp ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So magical! I love this series. I think fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this tale. This is the second book in a series, but can be read as a stand alone. Great world building, love the characters!

I received a Kindle ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Magora series had a lot of surprises in stock for me. Holly goes on a second adventure to the world of painting. She saves her friend Amanda and discovers that her grandfather has created doubles. These twists and turns make the book unique and let you wonder what will happen in the third book.

I wasn't bored a single minute reading the book. It is a fast-past story with lots of surprises. This is a very promising story with lots of creative ideas. I found the second book e
Marta Tandori
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Magora: The Golden Maple Tree by talented author, Marc Remus, is the second book in the Magora children’s fantasy series and is, quite frankly, utterly magical.

Twelve-year-old Holly O’Flanigan alternates between ‘the real world’ of Donkleywood, where she lives in a mansion with her foster parents, the Smoralls, and the alternate magical world of Magora, via a very special fantasy painting that had been created by her Grandpa Nikolas. In Magora, Holly and her three friends, Rufus, Brian and Amand
Danielle Urban
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Golden Maple Tree by Marc Remus is the exciting second adventure to a wonderful children's series. The cover is just as enticing as the inside...readers are captivated by the magical world where Holly and her friends go on amazing adventures. There's always a mystery and someone who needs saving.Marc Remus is a talented writer and illustrator. His work never disappoints.

Golden Maple has it all for children. Mystery, suspense, intrigue and most of all adventure. Friendships are important as well
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elementary
Fast read. The adventure continues with Holly and her friends. I look forward to the release of the next book in this series.
I do enjoy the opening piece to each chapter addressing different ways the imagination and creativity are expressed.
You readers will like how this story unfolds in magical lands.
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