A Twist of Magic

This uplifting picture book is a young reader’s passport to an eye-opening adventure. Explore the World With a Twist of Magic, Anna’s world transforms. An unknown place. A mysterious food. An unfamiliar language. Will Anna and her sidekick, Bear, accept the kindness of a new friend and have the courage to discover where this adventure may lead? Perfect for read-aloud by loving parents, grandparents, and educators, this beautifully illustrated story has the transformative power to take us outside of our comfort zone. With a magical journey to a South American city, this book gives the gift of travel inviting readers to bravely discover the beauty of the world.

Meet Allison Ward

Allison Ward is a children’s author of the World Explorers series including recent release, A Twist of Magic, as well as other adventure stories for young kids. From her time spent flying helicopters to international diplomacy, Allison brings a wealth of rich experiences and perspectives to her readers. Through books, she shares inspiring stories of exploration that teach children to be brave, try new things, and treat everyone with respect. While she loved to explore all stretches of her imagination through writing, playing, and acting as a child, Allison still finds ways to keep her curiosity and the joy of discovery alive as an adult. She is a life-long learner and an advocate for well-rounded education through everything from books to travel. Allison incorporates world knowledge, adventure, and a touch of magic into each story to inspire readers to keep exploring. When she’s not trying street foods in Southeast Asia or hunting for treasures in the markets of the Middle East, she lives in South Carolina and is usually working on a new project or planning her next family adventure.