Kid’s Book Review: Monkey Magic – The Curse of the Mukada

Kid’s Book Review: Monkey Magic – The Curse of the Mukada

About the Book and Author

Children and teachers have enjoyed the Monkey Magic books written by Grant S. Clark for years – some schools in some countries have included the stories in their curriculum because they educate about endangered species as well as entertain young readers.

Monkey Magic: The Curse of Mukada is the first book in the series of three. It has as its backdrop the heart-breaking destruction of the rainforests and the plight of the orangutan. The author donates a portion of the royalties from the sale of this book to orangutan charities.

The Curse of the Mukada
Grant S Clark author

Grant S. Clark has been writing kids’ books since his kids were kids!

He loves writing novels for 7-11s and humorous verse and picture books for younger readers. The inspiration for Monkey Magic was a family trip to the rainforests of Borneo, where he told a story to his children to help them sleep. That became The Curse of Mukada, which was later nominated for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book of the Year award and has just been released in the U.K.

After working in Asia for many years, Grant now lives with his family in London and divides his time between being a journalist for an international news agency — and penning children’s books. ​

Book Review

the amazing language helps to portray an important message that we need to listen to

Monkey Magic the Curse of Mukanda is an enchanting story that I think would be a fascinating story for many people. It is about an eleven-year-old girl called Romy and her father (a scientist), who visit a jungle in Borneo, Asia. They are there to research the problem of Rainforests disappearing, and they find a different, bigger mystery that is a challenge to solve.

Grant S. Clark uses amazing language to create a vivid image in the reader’s mind, and it helps to portray an important message that we need to listen to. Although when one first picks it up, the book may not seem too gripping. But a short while through, the book is un-put-down-able, and the reader is enchanted by the wonderful story.

I really enjoyed this book because it was an amazing story and depicted an important message that mustn’t be ignored. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 5 because it is a gripping, super and enchanting book for anyone and everyone to read.

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  • Name: Arthur
  • Age: 11 years
  • Likes: football, music and pizza
  • Dislikes: mushrooms and rugby
  • Favourite Book: Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein
  • Favourite Song: The Final Countdown by Europe
  • Favourite Film: E.T.