This is the first book in a delightful series for young readers about fairies called The Fairy Chronicles.
This book is about a young girl named Beth who is going to spend some time with her eccentric aunt, and she is not looking forward to it one little bit. When she gets there however, her aunt informs her that the both of them are fairies! Beth has the spirit of a flower fairy in her, and her flower is the marigold, making her a marigold fairy. So after Beth transforms into her fairy form and meets other fairies and gets her very own wand. All of the flower fairies have a wand made out of something different and Beth’s is a pussy willow branch. All is going well and Beth is just beginning to learn how to be a fairy when she hears that the brownies have lost the feather of hope, the source of all hope, to the gremlins. Beth, must figure out how to be a fairy as well as her special ability (because in these books each of the fairies have a different ability) while she goes after the feather. She has the help of some new friends and convinces her dog, Peanut, to help out as well.
I thought that this book was a fresh take on an old idea. The author keeps the reader’s attention throughout the story and created interesting and dynamic characters in such a short time.
What is also great about these books is at the end of the story there is a little fact section dedicated to talking about some of the things in the book. For example there may be an explanation of certain mythological character or tradition, or it might discuss a certain plant or animal, or a holiday. Each book has something different at the back. Definitely worth looking into.
This is the series website where you can learn more about the books and even read some excerpts online. http://www.fairychronicles.com/
And this is the author’s website http://www.jhsweet.com/