THE MAGIC SUNGLASSES Contents Page INTRODUCTION Welcome to the World of the Magic Sunglasses The Magic Sunglasses Club - What's going on? The Magic Sunglasses Club - Mission Statement and Global Vision 1. The Dream 2. Wake Up Call 3. Hopes 4. The Awful Truth 5. The Saturday Market 6. The Finding of The Magic Sunglasses 7. The Great Chocolate Fantasy 8. Harry Hypealot 9. Oswald gets Caught 10. Oscar 11. Samantha's Family gets a Shock 12. Charlotte 13.The Witches' Wardrobe 14. The Great Chocolate Fantasy is real! 15. Amanda gets her just desserts 16. Samantha to the Rescue 17. Monsieur Henri 18. The a Beega' Boss 19. Judge versus Amanda 20. Samantha's Difficult Decision 21. The Trial at last 22. The Dream Comes True 23. Return of the Magic Sunglasses AFTERWORD
Angela Buck is the author of "the Magic Sunglasses" and founder of "The Magic Sunglasses Project" Angela Buck (writing as Auriel Blanche) trained as a teacher at Exeter University, after completing her BSc in Horticulture at London University. She has taught and worked in central Africa in food production, completing work for a PhD with London University, working in Malawi on trials for tomatoes - one of the main staples in local diet there. Angela is 65 years old, divorced, has one daughter Arabella, and lives in South West London. She has a property portfolio she built over the last six years and works out at Tooting gym 3-5 times a week. Her interests are meeting and learning about people, helping to support self sufficiency in the most practical terms, dancing, Japanese food, clothes, having fun and keeping fit. And of course her lovely friends and family! Angela's career has been varied and exciting - working in publishing, running her own pearl jewellery business in Hatton Garden and launching a leisurewear company, AB Leisurewear, developing her own designs and a full range of lifestyle characters, based on her own original creations. She has a keen interest in how the right self development can increase self worth and really improve quality and enjoyment of life, especially for children. With this in mind, she wrote The Magic Sunglasses and is now developing even more interactive concepts for children. Other projects in the pipeline include Hunnybun's World for children of 3-6 years. This is a completely interactive multi-racial and international concept. Angela worked with local nurseries and primary schools on Hunnybun's World to create material many teachers found to be fun for the children and suitable for the national curriculum. Matthew And The Amazing Magic Toybox, a series for 4-8 year-olds. Henrietta and Harry the hippos for 2-4 year-olds. Samantha, the main character in the book is a shy slightly plump little girl of 9 who dares to dream that she can be successful - that she too can be discovered, just like the stars she sees on TV. Samantha then finds the Magic Sunglasses on a stall at the Saturday market - wonderful crazy glasses with a strange and marvellous power. After many amazing adventures, while all the time being guided and supported by the power of the Magic Sunglasses, Samantha realises that she doesn't need the Sunglasses anymore, as she has learnt to develop and rely on the special power within herself. It is time to pass them on now - so they can help someone else with a special dream - perhaps someone like you? It is this philosophy that is the underlying principle of Angela Buck's book and her own life. And so, Angela is looking to design and set up workshops for schools worldwide working with, and taking advice from, local and world educators, to make "The Magic Sunglasses" and its concepts, part of the global community's framework for children "A simple but flexible programme to be used in schools worldwide - be it a mud hut or central New York - so that all children can be aware that each one of them is of special value and how to use this fact to live happy lives."