Reviews for Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand : Library Edition


AudioFile Reviews 2008 April/May
Tinker Bell and the other fairies of Neverland are off on a new adventure. They must procure a wand from the Great Wanded fairies in order to save their village from a flood. But wands can lead one astray. Rosalyn Landor's pacing keeps this exciting adventure moving along. The fairies' voices are distinct and easy to follow as the story switches locales and characters. Landor's cadence is soothing yet upbeat enough to keep listeners engaged. This listening experience continues where FAIRY DUST AND THE QUEST FOR THE EGG left off. Those interested in both the lives of fairies and the magic of Neverland will enjoy listening to this series. J.K.R. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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School Library Journal Reviews 2008 March

Gr 2-4 -The plot of Gail Carson Levine's sequel (Disney, 2007) to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (Disney, 2005) is convoluted. Soop, a mermaid, is angry because Rani, a Never fairy, promised her a wand, but never followed through on that promise. In retaliation, Soop has sent a flood to Never Land, endangering the lives of all the Never fairies and the existence of Never Land itself. In desperation, their wise leader, Mother Dove, sends Rani, Tinkerbell, and Queen Ree on a quest to get a wand from Queen Titupia. Wands, and all the magic they possess, are extremely dangerous things. Once they get their hands on the wand, the Never fairies all succumb to "wand madness," making irreversible wishes that have disastrous results. Rosalyn Landor provides the narration, but even her gentle voice doesn't make the action more understandable. For die-hard fairy fans.-Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Burnhaven Branch, Burnsville, MN

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