am 16. Januar 2006
I had no idea that there really are black squirrels and black deer. Once again, the writer of this series has mixed realism with fantasy for this story. The information about Blue Moons is also interesting. When my daughter and I Googled Blue Moons, we found out even more about them and are now watching for them. We also searched for black squirrels and have enjoyed the online pics of these little critters. We are wondering what the other colors in this story might mean. "Purple Meadow, Red Squit, White Meadow, Pink Periwinkle." Is this just a variety of colors or do they mean something to the story? We have found a few things hidden in some of the other Fairy Chronicles books so this has made us curious. This series is taking a very interesting shape so far. The fairy camping trip described in this book, and the discussion about growing white asparagus, were also interesting. This story has a nice nature theme and it is our favorite so far of this series.
am 3. Februar 2006
I have always loved fairies, and I really like this book. The fairies go on a camping trip, then attend their fairy circle meeting. Then they set off on a mission to find a dwarf, the Black Stag, and blue moon clover needed to stop a terrible curse. They travel through the Forgotten Forest on their adventure, and of course they save the world in the end. The personalities of the girls are very likable, and the magical characters, in addition to the fairies, are a lot of fun. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of fairy stories, fairytales, children's fantasy, and wholesome stories with values and morals. ---Margaret Downy (teacher, collector of children's books, fairy lover, grandmother)
am 6. Februar 2006
This is a strong group of little girls taking on challenges and following a set of rules. They are doing good things and helping to solve problems. The book seems to have a very positive outlook on life that includes teamwork and respect for one another and all life, even "earthworms". The fairies are a good combination of character types with varying backgrounds, even including a Native American fairy, Periwinkle, with a spirit guide. My kids were tremendously interested in this. I think this book is good for them as it puts forth good values.