Sunday, November 30, 2008

Guest Review: The Fairy Chronicles

I am so glad to introduce a new guest reviewer to Booking Mama -- my nine year old daughter Booking Daughter! She has done a few reviews in the past, but this is the first set of reviews that she wrote entirely on her own. The only assistance I gave to her was fixing the spelling errors and doing a little formatting.

I'm taking her word on these three books in THE FAIRY CHRONICLES series because I haven't even had the chance to read them yet! As you can see, she absolutely loved these books and is begging for more. I was happy to see that there are a total of ten books in the series so far, so that should keep her busy for awhile.

A huge thanks goes out to Danielle from Sourcebooks for sending us these beautiful books. If you'd like to learn a little more about THE FAIRY CHRONICLES series by J.H. Sweet, take a look around this very cool website. You can meet the fairies, create e-cards, and play tons of other fun activities.

MARIGOLD AND THE FEATHER OF HOPE, THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Summary: Inside you is the power to do anything.

Meet Beth, who’s just discovered something incredible… she is a fairy, a marigold fairy, to be exact.


But Beth must learn to be a fairy during an emergency! The Feather of Hope has been lost and Beth must enlist the aid of her dog, Peanut, in a daring mission to rescue it from a house occupied by dangerous gremlins. And if Beth, her new fairy friends and Peanut can’t get the Feather back, all hope will be lost…forever.

What if you discovered you had magical fairy powers? Meet the girls of The Fairy Chronicles, otherwise normal girls like you who are blessed by Mother Nature with special gifts. Their extraordinary adventures will change the world! -- Sourcebooks Jabberwocky


Beth Parish has to visit her aunt but she doesn't know that her aunt is a fairy...nevertheless does she know that she is one too. This book was probably the first in the series because it shows the steps of how to be a fairy. Madam Toad, the lead fairy, calls a meeting. The fairies find out that the Feather of Hope has been stolen. Will Marigold and her friends find the feather of hope? When everyone gets together, good things can happen.

DRAGONFLY AND THE WEB OF DREAMS

Summary: Inside you is the power to do anything.

The Web of Dreams has been destroyed and every night more and more nightmares are slipping into people’s dreams! Jennifer, or Dragonfly to her fairy friends, is chosen to lead a fairy team to discover what happened to the Web and rebuild it immediately. To do so, they must make a dangerous journey, hunt down the Dream Spider and convince him to weave away the bad dreams.

But the Dream Spider is far away, and danger might be much closer than they think ...

What if you discovered you had magical fairy powers? Meet the girls of The Fairy Chronicles, otherwise normal girls like you who are blessed by Mother Nature with special gifts. Their extraordinary adventures will change the world! -- Sourcebooks Jabberwocky


Jennifer Sommerset is a Dragonfly Fairy on a mission. The Web of Dreams is ruined. Soon Dragonfly needs help from her friends but they are scared. I loved reading about what the other fairies did and about the Web of Dreams. The message is that you have special gifts and when you work together, you can accomplish things.

THISTLE AND THE SHELL OF LAUGHTER

Summary: Inside you is the power to do anything.

Giggles, guffaws, chortles and chuckles are created within the Shell of Laughter. And now it has been stolen!

But who would dare to take the world’s laughter? Only the Spirit of Sorrow would be so bold. So, Madam Toad decides to send Thistle, the fairy most full of laughter to find it. Luckily Thistle has her mentor, her friends and her courage. But is even that enough to stop an enemy this sad and evil?

What if you discovered you had magical fairy powers? Meet the girls of The Fairy Chronicles, otherwise normal girls like you who are blessed by Mother Nature with special gifts. Their extraordinary adventures will change the world! -- Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Everything is perfect for Grace Matthews. The holidays are coming up and everything is great until someone steals the Shell of Laughter. Thistle laughs the most so she got chosen along with Dragonfly and Marigold to help find it. They promised to help and keep it a secret from Mother Earth. Through the journey in the woods to the searching for the stone, Thistle keeps the crowd laughing. Soon Thistle stops laughing. Will they find the stone? The main idea is that we all have talents and we should use them together to make things better.

Conclusion: In some way all of these books come together with their similar messages about working together. They all have beautiful drawings and great messages at the end. These wonderful stories have adventures that are happy and sad. One thing is that all of the books are great, and I can't wait to read the next adventure about Firefly!

10 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Fantastic reviews! I hope we get to see more reviews from Booking Daughter in the future.

Cheryl said...

Wow great reviews. So glad to have your daughter sharing her reviews and thoughts on books.

Hope to see more of her.

Ti said...

Booking Daughter...excellent job! My daughter is too young to read these books but she would love to have me read them to her. Thank you for the lovely reviews.

Karlie said...

Great review "Booking Daughter". Keep up the good work!

Wrighty - said...

Booking Daughter, those are some of the best reviews I've ever read! Are you sure you're only nine? I really look forward to reading these books now. You did a great job. Someday soon your mom might be working for you! :)

carolsnotebook said...

Great reviews. I wish my daughter, 8, liked fairies, because these sound like great books.

dawn said...

Booking Daughter - these are well-written reviews, thanks for sharing them. My 6 year old daughter would love to read these with me :)

I'll look forward to reading more of your reviews here!

Anna said...

Booking Daughter did an excellent job with these reviews! I'm sure you're very proud! I hope to see more of her around here in the future. My daughter would love these books.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Tammy said...

Great job, Booking Daughter.I loved your reviews. I'm glad that you have the same passion for reading that your mom does. Keep the reviews coming!

Terry said...

These are great reviews Booking Daughter. My daughter has enjoyed listening to the stories. We have not seen Thistle, so we'll have to track down a copy. Thanks for sharing.