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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really fun book for kids & teens! Beautiful illustrations!, September 10, 2004
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This review is from: Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) (Hardcover)
Another fabulous book from Debbie Bishop! The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond is a great story for kids and teens alike! This wonderful fairytale has modern references to kids as they live today. It's like Harry Potter for girl's today! Debbie has created a really fun book that kids will cherish!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Colorful, imaginative book, November 21, 2006
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This review is from: Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) (Hardcover)
My 10 y/o daughter loved this book. She has dyslexia and cannot read it on her own, but she has insisted that I read it to her twice so far. She loved the colorful pictures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CHARMING, MODERN DAY FAIRY TALE, April 25, 2005
This review is from: Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) (Hardcover)
Chloe, Tip, and Darling are three fairies who live on the wrong side of the tracks...er...pond. Bladderwhack Pond that is and unfortunately they just don't fit in with the other young fairies from Penstamen who have the best hairstyles and wear the best fashions. Chloe in particular is a butt of the jokes from the Penstamen `clique', especially Monica who never lets Chloe forget she is an orphan. To make mattes worse, an evil little Fairy, Mr. Snivels, has broken the dam causing Bladderwhack to be flooded, including the school, forcing Chloe, the inquisitive Tip, and the chubby little Darling, to have to attend school in Penstamen. Could things get any worse? You bet they can!

Chloe constantly finds herself running into Prince Peter, sometimes literally, and Peter seems to like Chloe, much to the agitation of Monica who is dying to meet the Prince. A chance find of a History of the Heatherworld book convinces Chloe that the ancient prophesies are already in motion and that a secret entrance to the Heatherworld, the realm of the Wicked Witch Halga, is located at the bottom of Bladderwhack Pond. Chloe is convinced that she will find her long-lost mother somewhere in the Heatherworld and the three friends now begin a perilous journey, encountering fire-breathing Dragons, hordes of trolls, hungry crows, and the evil witch Halga herself, in order to uncover the ages-old mystery and reveal the truth about Chloe and her past, once and for all.

The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond is an honest-to-goodness fairy tale but updated for modern times. We see the young fairies Chloe, Tip, and Darling, facing the problems of peer pressure and humiliation when they are not able to dress as nicely as the more upscale Periwinkle fairies. So with this book you really get an old-fashioned fairy tale told with today's tribulations. It's a light, fun read, filled with humor, wit and charm. While any kids in the 7 - 14 age range would enjoy the story, I think it especially speaks to young girls who can relate more keenly to the problems endured by the main characters. The book is beautifully illustrated by Andy Park and features a number of full-page illustrations that perfectly complement the story written By Debbie Bishop. The pair have created a story with lively characters that come to life before your eyes.

One note is that Amazon's description is incorrect. This hardcover is actually 152 pages, not 96 pages. Unless for some reason there is a different version...Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves this book!, September 10, 2004
This review is from: Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) (Hardcover)
The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond is delightful, funny and action-packed. My daughter likes the pictures too. The glossary at the back is a nice touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Family Fun, November 17, 2008
This review is from: Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) (Hardcover)
We were given this book on the last day of Comic Con 2008. It is a great book for family bedtime story nights. The chapters were just the right lenght. The story line held my 7 and 9 year olds' attention. The illistrations are very colorful and compelling for a children's book. I also appreciated the occasional complicated word choices so we could have vocabulary discussions. My girls could identify with the characters and the trying social times that occurred but the adventures were not too scary for bedtime. I'm looking for the next in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, January 10, 2007
This review is from: Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) (Hardcover)
this is a wounderful written book and the art work is ,as my grandaughter would say, way cool. lookin forward to getting more of debbie bishops books.
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Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond)
Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond (The Fairies of Bladderwhack Pond) by Debbie Bishop (Hardcover - December 23, 2003)
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