Everyone has magic but sometimes you have to search to find out what it is. That’s what Maxwell
Mouse had to do. And he discovered that what he thought was something very bad was actually
something very good, indeed.
The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is more than just a charming, wonderfully illustrated story. With
childlike innocence, it presents an inspiring motivational model for youngsters—especially gifted kids
and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts. It
shows them how to see beyond what appear to be limitations and appreciate them as positive attributes
that will help them to soar.
Written by an educator with over 30 years in the trenches and based on sound educational principles
acknowledging the various ways children learn (multiple intelligences), The Magic of Maxwell and His
Tail is a micro-guide to life. It will delight children as they celebrate Maxwell’s triumphs, and warm
the hearts of parents as they watch their kids discover how perfectly special they are.
The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is the first in a series of books to entertain, educate, and encourage
children to be their better selves.
An adorable book with beautiful illustrations about finding a way to love our self, with a storybook ending that is great for bedtime or anytime. I think the book is a great tool to use with children when we are addressing things like; negotiate the struggles of growing up, understanding their changing bodies and how to appreciate what gift you were given.
Maureen Stolar Kanefield has enjoyed over thirty years as an educator, passionately
dedicated to teaching children of all ability levels, from special needs to gifted. An
insatiable learner herself, she has sought ways, inside and outside the box including
integrated curriculum instruction (language arts and social studies) and Gardner’s eight
intelligences, for awakening children’s natural curiosity and guiding them to learning
successes. The underlying purpose of her children’s books is to encourage young readers
to recognize and celebrate their unique gifts.
“The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail” (September 2014, Magic Tale Press) is the first
book in Maureen’s planned series of inspiring children’s picture books. Maureen is a
member of the National Organization of Professional Women, Chicago Women in
Publishing and the Society of Children’s Authors and Publishers.
Maureen lives in Chicago, her base for advocating on behalf of children for enhanced
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