Alex has a secret. For generations, his family has possessed a magical flying coat, which they have used to do good in the world. Alex loves to go on adventures with his coat. On his adventure, he encounters a frightening old lady who is lost and begging for help. After denying her, Alex finds himself stuck in a tree and in trouble. His only option is to seek help from the same old lady he denied earlier. Will Alex be saved? What lessons will he learn on this adventure? Find out in this suspenseful book that will leave you wanting to go on your own adventure.
“Alex and the Magical Flying Coat is a delightful story about a young boy, a family tradition, and a time of maturing. The author’s message: ‘Everyone, even if they look different, should be treated with respect and kindness,’ is an important lesson for all.”
– Candace Bartsch, teacher, Regional Multicultural Magnet School, New London, CT
“….a great story of kindness and how you should never judge someone else by the way they look, especially the elderly.”
– Lance Holwitt, 9 year old
“A heartwarming story, teaching children that compassion and kindness can lead to a wonderful feeling and form a friendship least expected.”
– Janice Masse 1st grade teacher at Gallup Hill School, Ledyard, CT
“Children will love this book, because it takes them into the magical world of their imagination while teaching the act of helping one another.”
– Cinderella Mosley, Enrichment Storytelling Presenter and Author, Regional Multicultural Magnet School, New London, CT
About the Author
Julia Reid is an author and teacher who lives in Connecticut. She studied Early Childhood Education at Mitchell College, Graduating in 2019. She currently teaches at the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, yoga, and theater. This is her first children’s book, and she hopes to publish many more!
About the illustrator
Amanda Grafe is an author and illustrator from New England. She enjoys spending time with her dog, writing about the arts, and making the world a better place. She has authored and illustrated 3 children’s books: My Best Ghoul Friend, Baby Bunny and the Balloon, and The Sneaky Mouse.