I am always excited to bring new stories and books into our home and Disney is among some of the best storytellers of our time. Today I am checking out the Heart of Moors and with my partner Disney Books we are giving away a copy to a reader to share with their family.
Finding great stories to share that all my kids will enjoy can be a challenge. We love to read but finding something everyone is really interested in is not so easy. When I first heard about Heart of the Moors, a story that is set between the Maleficent films, I couldn’t wait to learn more.
About Heart of the Moors
From New York Times bestselling author Holly Black comes a captivating original novel set between Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in which newly-queened Aurora struggles to be the best leader to both the humans and Fair Folk under her reign; her beau, Prince Phillip, longs to get to know Aurora and her kingdom better; and Maleficent has trouble letting go of the past.
Heart of the Moors is for ages 8-12 and my kids are looking forward to reading it and learning more about Maleficent and Auroras story.
To celebrate the new book we are giving away a copy of the book plus a Maleficent throw blanket to snuggle up and read this fall.
Family Fun Maleficent Themed Family Time Activities
Watch the original Maleficent movie for a family movie night. We love to rent movies from our local library and plan a family movie night.
Read Heart of the Moors as a family. Take turns reading a chapter or page. For the older ones let them practice their reading and speaking skills by reading a chapter to the family. Let the little ones read a few sentences of the story.
A large theme of the book is working together despite differences is found. Create a “Differences make us Stronger Jar”. Use a jar and put scrap paper next to it for the kids, and parents, to write down what they love about everyone in the house. Set a day to read them as a family. When we did this it made the kids so happy and helped them appreciate each other.
Another theme is kindness and how the simplest act of kindness can have a profound affect on people. The same goes for the other way around. Darkness and hate turned Maleficent to become who she is. Talk to your kids about ways they can show kindness to others at school and in the community.
Plan a family movie night out after you have read the Heart of Moors as a family. Go see the new Maleficent movie.
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Good luck to everyone who enters and have fun planning some Maleficent themed family time.