Reviews for Fables 7 : Arabian Nights And Days


Booklist Reviews 2006 October #1
The Adversary, whose forces drove the characters of European fairy tales into exile, is advancing again, and a party headed by Sinbad arrives at Fabletown in Manhattan to assess New York as a possible refuge for their fellows in the Arabian sector of the fairy-tale homeland. A traitor in the entourage nearly destroys Fabletown in the longer story in this volume of Willingham and company's spellbinding epic. The shorter tale is the romance of a couple eventually dispatched to spy on Fabletown by their master--the Adversary. If the dialogue is a mite clunky this time, the artwork seems more lavish than ever. ((Reviewed October 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2007 January

Gr 10 Up The beloved characters of classic stories, such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Mowgli, come to life as the denizens of mythical Fabletown. With the womanizing Prince Charming as mayor, things are off to a rocky start for these residents. Then Sinbad and his slaves arrive, and Charming misunderstands their Arabian customs and language. When Sinbad adopts American customs, his advisor loses faith in him and unleashes a genie that could destroy Fabletown and all of its inhabitants, unless they find a way to stop it. Also included in this volume is a bonus story about two wooden soldiers named Rodney and June who wish to be made real so they can marry. Willingham's seventh installment proves that this series storms on, full steam ahead. Readers unfamiliar with the Fable world can still follow the arc of this story, with few holes, and longtime fans will revel in the new plot twists and deeper development of its characters. Exquisitely detailed and vibrant art pulls readers into this well-crafted fantasy. Unlike some of its predecessors, this volume is fairly innocuous in content, besides some light cursing and mild sexual themes. A fun series for larger libraries and/or those that already carry the preceding volumes. Jennifer Feigelman, Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, NY

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