Author: Edwina Wyatt
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: November 2022
Format: Hardback, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781760654658


The Courage of Magnolia Moon

Magnolia Moon is very good at finding courage. 

She tucks her fears behind her ears with her feathers and curls. Which is why people are always leaning in and whispering: “You go first.” 

Magnolia  returns in the third book in the Magnolia Moon series. A delightful tale, showing readers how a little bit of daring can make like magical.

From the author of the CBCA Honour Book The Secrets of Magnolia Moon and The Magic of Magnolia Moon.


“An enchanting read – a book that delivers wisdom as if by magic. – Martine Murray

“Like all the other Magnolia Moon books, this is gentle, sparkling and filled with wonder. It’s elegant but still really accessible- I really adore this series.

Magnolia Moon is the most delightful of characters and her stories are what I want for readers around that age of (7-11…46!) who deserve to read about the innocence and the magic of a whimsical childhood with a side-serve of practical wisdom.” – Megan Daley, Your Kid’s Next Read Podcast.

“5 stars: “The final scene at the school dance is simply perfect. This is such a splendid series and I highly recommend you add them to your primary school library shelves.” – Momo Time to Read

“Top 10 Books of 2022: Edwina is just magical and exquisite in how she writes and I don’t think I can say any more than that – go and get it. There are three in the series. And they’re all gorgeous and so appropriate for kids 6-9” – Middle Grade Mavens.

“Gentle and comforting. Each chapter is its own little story that links to the complete story. The lyricism is softly absorbing and shows kids that being brave comes in lots of ways. Magnolia Moon’s courage is tender and always fearless. Her lyrical and imaginative world is a delight. Everyday wonders are highlighted through Magnolia’s curious and observant nature. This story celebrates courage, love, and magic.” – CBCA Reading Time

“Highly recommended. Courage is an essential skill, and who knew it had so many facets! Magnolia Moon shares all, in the most wonderful adventures ever! A heart-warming tale that shares bravery, tenacity, reflection and love…Edwina Wyatt has cleverly created another beautiful story to keep her audience captivated and enchanted…A truly beautiful, comforting yet thought-provoking read. Magnolia Moon is a little gem!” – Read Plus

“Lyrical and delightful…I was enthralled from page one. It’s such a joyful story, that has its ups and downs, whilst celebrating courage, love, and magic.” – The Book Muse

“Such a beautiful book full of incredible and inspiring stories…it provides such a relatable experience for the reader and the gorgeous word choice makes you feel you are right there. A great book to encourage you to take risks in life and experience all that it has to offer. Full of heartwarming messages and warm hugs this is a must have.” – Teaching Little Fishie

“Utterly delightful, a gorgeous mix of family, friendship, love and courage, it has the same magic and quirkiness as her previous two books, but here she explores that being brave comes in all shapes and sizes and you can do it your own way. Magnolia Moon is sweet and funny, a gentle read for the whimsical child, a perfect for ages eight plus or a charming read aloud to share.” – Great Escape Books

“You might remember me raving about the first two books in the Magnolia Moon trilogy, and I have just read a loved the third. The Courage of Magnolia Moon sees Magnolia now 10 years old and dealing with all kinds of friendship and family issues with a running theme of courage…

With so much whimsy and imagination she brightens the lives of everyone around her. The final moment in the book demonstrates huge bravery and is just so heart-warming. Edwina Wyatt really channels Magnolia’s age and developmental stage as though she still vividly remembers what it’s like to be ten. The illustrations really add to the magic.”– Liz Ledden, One More Page Podcast