Marlow Brown: Magician in the Making
1 Jun. 2021
Marlow Brown is a strong female character and role model for girls aged 8-12 years. Supported by experts in their field, Marlow explores careers which traditionally do not have high female representation. Author Kesta Fleming uses humour to explore the fun side of learning something new and different. There is also a focus on positive family relationships and friendships. Marlow Brown: Magician in the Making is the second Marlow Brown book and follows Marlow Brown: Scientist in the Making. Written by Kesta Fleming and illustrated by Marjory Gardner, Marlow Brown: Magician in the Making follows Marlow as she explores becoming a magician and sets out to show her parents what a serious and spectacular magician she really is. Marlow is again joined by her family, friends and teachers who help her demonstrate her skills, even if they don't realise they have become part of the act. Marlow Brown: Magician in the Making again focuses on STEM subjects and a connection with the school curriculum. The book includes a ‘Try it Yourself’ section with magic tips and ideas suitable for primary school students to do at school – or at home. There is a focus is on positive reinforcement and encouraging children to explore different options, or follow their dreams and what they are interested in. Marlow does not always get it right, and the inclusion of excerpts from Marlow’s magic notebook where she records all her successes and failures allows children to understand that you can learn through making mistakes.