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Fairies and the Quest for Never Land (A Fairy Dust Trilogy Book) Hardcover – June 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 620L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Fairy Dust Trilogy Book
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142310935X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423109358
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #764,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 2-4–Gwendolyn Carlisle, a descendant of Wendy Darling, receives the precious “kiss” necklace from her parents on her seventh birthday. A year and a half later, Peter Pan arrives to escort her to Never Land to meet Tink and the other fairies. However, when she arrives, nothing goes according to plan. She is told that there is danger coming and that she may be the cause of it. The evil Kyto, an imprisoned dragon, escapes with plans to destroy Never Land. As the fairies begin their quest to stop Kyto, they have to decide whether or not Gwendolyn is helpful or harmful to them. Fans of Tinkerbell and the Disney Fairies will enjoy this series entry. Written in short chapters interspersed with color illustrations, some full page, the text is accessible to readers. The occasional full-color, full-page artwork adds to the magic and excitement of the story.Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
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From Booklist

Gwendoyln, a descendant of Wendy Darling, is thrilled when Peter Pan returns after 100 years to take her to Never Land. Although the framework story dovetails nicely with Barrie's original, once Gwendolyn finds her way to Fairy Haven, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys fade into the background. Spending most of her time with the fairies, Gwendolyn plays a pivotal role in their struggle to capture a dragon. Readers who love stories about diminutive fairies will find plenty of details to enjoy in Levine's third volume for the Disney Fairies series. Grades 3-5. --Carolyn Phelan

More About the Author

Gail Carson Levine grew up in New York City and has been writing all her life. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a 1998 Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Dave At Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and her Princess Tales books: The Princess Test, The Fairy's Mistake, Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, For Biddle's Sake and The Fairy's Return. She is also the author of the picture book Betsy Who Cried Wolf, illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail, her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, live in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley.

In Her Own Words..."I grew up in New York City. In elementary school I was a charter member of the Scribble Scrabble Club, and in high school my poems were published in an anthology of student poetry. I didn't want to be a writer. First I wanted to act and then I wanted to be a painter like my big sister. In college, I was a Philosophy major, and my prose style was very dry and dull! My interest in the theater led me to my first writing experience as an adult. My husband David wrote the music and lyrics and I wrote the book for a children's musical, Spacenapped that was produced by a neighborhood theater in Brooklyn.

"And my painting brought me to writing for children in earnest. I took a class in writing and illustrating children's books and found that I was much more interested in the writing than in the illustrating.

"Most of my job life has had to do with welfare, first helping people find work and then as an administrator. The earlier experience was more direct and satisfying, and I enjoy thinking that a bunch of people somewhere are doing better today than they might have done if not for me."

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My daughter and I just loved this series!
Tanya Krintz
This a full length book on the fairy Tinkerbell faries was really good.
Corinne S. Aguilar
I like the fairy stories that Gail Levine wrote.
Joanna Williams

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Gwendolyn Jane Mary Darling Carlisle is very aware of her family legacy. As the great-great-great granddaughter of Wendy Darling, who first flew with Peter Pan and darned the socks of the Lost Boys, Gwendolyn is anxious to get started on her journey as the next Darling descendent to visit Never Land. She adores fairies and has wished all her young life for Peter Pan to visit and sprinkle her with pixie dust so she may fly to the world of her dreams. But he hasn't slipped through her bedroom window yet. The window is ever so slightly ajar morning, noon and night year-round, so whenever he remembers, the way is not blocked. Gwendolyn lives her life waiting her turn.

When she reaches age seven, Gwendolyn receives an important part of the legacy. It's been passed down through generations of Darling girls who have all worn it and eventually learned the secrets and excitement of Never Land. When Gwendolyn wears the "kiss" necklace, a silver-covered acorn button Peter Pan gave to Wendy those hundred years ago, her adventure begins. It starts not with dreams, but with visions of fairies, Mother Dove sitting on the special egg that keeps Never Land magical, and funny things like a big-eared man digging under a banana tree. For no apparent reason, the necklace becomes warm, and wonderful sights fill Gwendolyn's mind. Night after night, she holds her eyes open as long as possible for a sleepy little girl wishing for Peter Pan to darken the window frame and tell her it's time.

Then at age nine and three quarters, after waiting and hoping for what seems like an eternity, Peter Pan flies into her bedroom window as Gwendolyn is coming home from school. It is bittersweet as Gwendolyn rushes in to find her mother crying because she has grown up and can't go with them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Jutras on June 5, 2010
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A story with lots of unexpected twists to it. Like the other two Disney Fairies special I find the change in the Fairies looks to the regular series art hard to get use to. What makes this one of the best Fairies books however is the connection between Neverland and the Darling family. Wendy's great great decendant has been passed the kiss that Peter and once given Wendy in the nursery now on a necklace. The magical items allow her to see visions of Never land. Like her mother, grandmother and other Darling kids she looks forward to having her own adventure in Never Land. Unlike most who visits and stay with Peter, Gwen prefers to spend her time in Pixie Hollow. Her visions has allowed her to learn many of their names and their special words like I'D FLY BACKWARD oppose to saying I'M SORRY. This book has the return of Rani Bat that we only see in these hardcover specials and not in the normal fairies book. When Kyo the dragon breaks free from its cage its up to Gwen to help the fairies re capture it even at the risk of loosing her family heirloom the kiss forever. Once of my favorite parts of the book is when Gwen find Peter crying in the closet because he's sad that Gwen mother grew up and I like how happily and easily her mother let her go off on her own Never Land adventure even knowing the dangerous she could be facing from her own time with Peter Pan.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leigh-Ann Jackson on November 18, 2010
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My fairy-loving daughter recently started reading chapter books on her own, but I thought it would be nice to try something a little outside her range that she and I could read at night together. Unfortunately, I find the phrasing and flow of this book to be really awkward and off-putting. We're half-way in and I wince whenever she hands it to me; it's like I can't wait to be done! She, too, loses interest from time to time (but she's so persistent, she won't let me give up on it entirely.) Perhaps, if she was older and could plow through it on her own, the book would have a different appeal. But as a read-aloud, I can't recommend it at all. We do like the pictures, though (alas, there aren't quite enough of them).
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By Joanna Williams on April 17, 2014
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I like the fairy stories that Gail Levine wrote. They have some of the same characters as Disney's Pixie Hollow movies. But, if you expect these to build on any of the movies, you'll be disappointed.

I've bought these books for David Christiana's illustrations. They are wonderful. They seem very simple at first until you start to notice all of the intricate details. I may have to buy a 2nd set so I can frame my favorites so I don't wear out the book itself.
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This a full length book on the fairy Tinkerbell faries was really good. Of course I liked this authors other books on the faries also.
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Such a cute book. My daughter and I just loved this series! I am sad that it is over so soon.
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