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Jessie Carlton The Story of a Girl who Fought with Little Impulse, the Wizard, and Conquered Him   By: (1813-1898)

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Jessie Carlton: The Story of a Girl who Fought with Little Impulse, the Wizard, and Conquered Him by Daniel Wise is a captivating coming-of-age tale that follows the journey of a young girl named Jessie. Set in a magical world, the novel explores themes of self-discovery, inner strength, and the power of overcoming our own impulses.

The story begins with Jessie, an ordinary girl living in a mundane town. However, her life takes a dramatic turn when she discovers a hidden portal that transports her into a realm filled with enchantment and danger. In this world, she encounters Little Impulse, a mischievous and manipulative wizard who preys on people's weak willpower and tempts them into making impulsive decisions.

Wise does an exceptional job in crafting Jessie's character. She is relatable and realistic, with her own set of flaws and insecurities. As the narrative progresses, readers witness her growth as Jessie faces numerous trials and tribulations while struggling with her own impulsive tendencies. The author skillfully uses Little Impulse as a metaphorical representation of our internal battles, highlighting the importance of self-control and discipline.

One of the book's strengths lies in its imaginative and vivid world-building. Wise's descriptions transport the reader into a realm brimming with magical creatures, breathtaking landscapes, and whimsical encounters. Whether it's a thrilling chase through a mystical forest or a heart-stopping confrontation with Little Impulse's minions, each scene is crafted with precision and intensity.

The pacing of the novel is well-managed, keeping the reader engaged from start to finish. Wise cleverly weaves together suspense, adventure, and moments of self-reflection, balancing the external conflicts with Jessie's internal struggles. This seamless blending allows for a deeper exploration of Jessie's character and provides valuable insight into the universal struggle of grappling with our own impulses.

Furthermore, Jessie Carlton is not just an entertaining fantasy read but also an inspiring tale that imparts valuable life lessons. Through Jessie's journey, the novel teaches young readers about the power of self-belief, resilience, and the importance of making thoughtful choices. Wise skillfully encourages readers to reflect on their own lives and consider the potential consequences of their actions.

However, while the storyline is engaging, the character development of some secondary characters feels slightly lacking. Past the surface level, detailed exploration of these characters would have added more depth and richer connections to the overall narrative. Nevertheless, this minor flaw does not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the novel.

In conclusion, Jessie Carlton: The Story of a Girl who Fought with Little Impulse, the Wizard, and Conquered Him is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that will appeal to young readers and adults alike. Wise's vivid descriptions, relatable protagonist, and well-crafted plot create a memorable reading experience that highlights the importance of self-control, determination, and personal growth. If you're looking for an uplifting and imaginative adventure, this book is a fantastic choice.

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[Illustration: Jessie Talking to Rover. Front]


JESSIE CARLTON; The Story of a Girl who fought with little Impulse, the Wizard, AND CONQUERED HIM.


Author Of "Guy Carlton," "Dick Duncan," "My Uncle Toby's Library," Etc.



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, By HOWE & FERRY,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

RENNIE, SHEA & LINDSAY, Stereotypers and Electrotypers, 81, 83 & 85 Centre street, New York.

R. CRAIGHEAD, Printer, 81, 83 & 85 Centre st.



The purpose of the "Glen Morris Stories" is to sow the seed of pure, noble, manly character in the mind of our great nation's childhood. They exhibit the virtues and vices of childhood, not in prosy, unreadable precepts, but in a series of characters which move before the imagination as living beings do before the senses. Thus access to the heart is won by way of the imagination. While the story charms, the truth sows itself in the conscience and in the affections. The child is thereby led to abhor the false and the vile, and to sympathize with the right, the beautiful, and the true... Continue reading book >>

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