Daisy stretched and seemed to be talking to herself. I couldn’t hear what she was saying, but as she spoke, the most incredible thing happened: The light seemed to grow into her clothes, into her body. And then something even stranger happened. Something was growing out of her jutting shoulder blades.
Wings! As delicate as the finest silk you can imagine. Patterned in swirling rainbow colors, the edges were soft feathers in pink and purple and turquoise.
I stared and stared, for a moment forgetting everything else in the world. All I could think was, It’s true! Daisy is my fairy!
And then she turned around.
[from pages 71-72 in Phillipa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister]
Copyright 2008, Candlewick Press
274 pages, fantasy
11-year-old Phillipa Fisher is a pretty average girl: The “populars” give her a hard time, and she has her own little fantasies that she herself doesn’t believe. Her life changes drastically when she gets Daisy, her fairy godsister. Phillipa now has three “wish vouchers” that she can spend on any wish she wants, any night when there is a shooting star. The problem? If all three wishes are not successfully granted in nine or ten days, Daisy will die. Phillipa’s wishes are only making her life worse, and she and Daisy just can’t seem to get along. They’ll need to come together is their problems are to be solved.
The author of the popular Emily Windsnapbooks has written another winner. Both fun and suspenseful, this book will leave readers satisfied. A nice message about friendship comes into play. As this is the first book in a series, I am a bit concerned about the sequel as issues have already been resolved.
Rating: 4 stars
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