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Birdie's Book (The Fairy Godmother Academy #1) Paperback – August 25, 2009
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The book enters the world of magic and dreamland so fast that you don't have much time to deny it. I like the idea of the series, which has a website [...] and cards within the books for each fairy godmother in training. These books are a step up from chapter books. So if your looking for the next step from Rainbow Magic Fairies or Disney Fairies books these would be a fine start.
Then, the book's technical writing flaws began to become so blatant, they started interrupting my enjoyment of the story. Time and again, without any attempt at explanation, each of the book's protagonists would just somehow "know" something and act on that sudden eruption of "knowledge" without any explanation of where it all came from. Some readers might generously label those episodes as "intuitions" but intuition is based on previous experiences - experiences that were never hinted at nor explained in any form, nor was any logical clarification surrounding these mysterious flashes of "knowledge" ever provided either.
It left me, as the reader, feeling as though I was a third party secretly overhearing a story conversation going on between the author and a mysterious, yet fully informed, other party. In other words, I felt very much an outsider to the story, rather than an active participant within it. As such, I felt frustrated by the frequent gaps in disclosures regarding the rules and world-building structures of Aventurine.Read more ›
The writing style is similar, which is to say simple and straightforward and kid-friendly, but the story has been updated for a slightly older audience. There is, for example, some teen angst, and more personal drama and excitement.
The story is about Birdie's quest (Birdie Cramer Bright). Unbeknownst to her, her family has a strong history of magic, which unfortunately involves a terrible mistake which is killing the wonderous fairyland of Aventurine.
In order to fix this, Birdie must join forces with Kerka, a girl who is very much different than her; and the two of them must face off against dark forces and solve the mystery of how to repair the family talisman.
I really liked some of the aspects of this book. I liked, for instance, that Latin was introduced as a cool and positive thing. I liked that older people were revered and not ridiculed as they are in some books. And I liked that plant knowledge, like Latin, was presented in a positive light.
I think older girls are going to be drawn to the idea that sometimes they aren't going to understand what their parents are thinking. And that there parents were once kids like themselves, who sometimes made mistakes. (In this book, Birdies' mother denies her heritage! Something Birdie doesn't initially understand.)
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This is a fun, light read that ought to be a hit with girls who like adventure and magic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read the first few chapters before giving it to my almost 9 year old daughter and find the storyline very realistic, well-written from a young girls perspective, and overall just... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dawn Stevens
This book was the best thing I could ever own! I love all the make believe creatures! It is so good that I came home after school and read it every day ! Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Name
This book is full of adventure! If you like a good story this is the book for you! Read this!Published on December 1, 2012 by Chris in Denver
This was a great start to this series. I enjoy good books that involve a bit of magic or fairies or other supernatural or paranormal topics. Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Amanda N. Carpenter
i am 13 and i still love these book series! and trust me im not a kiddy weirdo geeky 13 year old, thats got to count for something! Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by francesca
Birdie is excited and scared. She is off to visit her grandmother, who she doesn't remember at all. Her mother and grandmother have been estranged for years. Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by Sandra Iler Kirkland
on the back of the book, it advertises a great website with games and the like. I googled the URL, and apparently it does not exist. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by swerdloff