I probably won't go on and read any more from this series, because there isn't enough there for the adult reader, really, but I did enjoy this one. During her three day visit Birdie also discovers that she belongs to the Arbor Lineage of fairy-godmothers. The place is physically very similar to her grandmother's a Birdie is a twelve-year-old girl who has gone to visit her grandmother. Two characters, Birdie and Kerka have a little adventure under the water and they discover a magical super power. When she gets there she meets Kerka, a warrior-like girl who has been sent to help her find the other half of the stone. It takes a lot of time to rebuild trust and closeness after such huge family tears. A good role model for young girls.
When she gets there she meets Kerka, a warrior-like girl who has been sent to help her find the other half of the stone. The good news is, that for some it works. Birdie doesn't have a clue what lies in store for her when she visits Mo, her long-lost grandmother. From the beginning I was disappointed in the juvenile, stilted and unpracticed writing style. The story hooked me right away, creating both the most lovely fantasy and real book settings I've probably ever encountered. Such is the case with a twelve-year-old girl named Birdie Cramer Bright. The ending makes me happy because she saves a rotting with her love and her powers.
This book is recommended for young readers, and for parents and grandparents looking for books to buy for their daughters or granddaughters that are exciting and provide a good message about what we are sent to do in the world. I would have liked more detail about Birdie going into the fairy world. I thought the book was brilliantly written, imaginative and fun! As such, I felt frustrated by the frequent gaps in disclosures regarding the rules and world-building structures of Aventurine. I would have liked more detail about Birdie going into the fairy world. Her land has large gardens, with mazes and some of the largest trees Birdie has ever seen.
Visit the Web site for games, activities, and networking with friends! There is Kerka, another girl who is there to help Birdie in her mission. I put the rope back in its pouch Then I took a piece of cake from the other pouch and nibbled as I continued jumping from rock to rock I found cracks between boulders here and there, but they were too narrow for anything except a butter y ying sideways to squeeze through Looking up, I realized that the stone wall blocked my view of the Three Queens On the off-chance that seeing the crowned peaks would give me a brainstorm, I jumped off the rocks I braced to jump back on in case any silvery crabs attacked me from the sand Keeping an eye out, I hurried down the beach, walking away from the rocks until the golden peaks of the three mountains were visible From here, I could also make out three distinct paths leading away from the piles of rocks: One went straight and the others branched to the left and right Each path was obviously a route to one of the Three Queens, and each path was blocked by a pair of humungous boulders One of the mountains was the key to completing my quest and making my dream come true, but which one? Will she be able to do it? Visit the Web site for games, activities, and networking with friends! Basic facts such as Birdie's unusual forced weekend study of Latin are never discussed or explained. But how does a fairy godmother learn her trade? There are only two reasons I gave this Jessica Mitchell, 11 years old Birdie's Book Jan Bozarth I am totally reading the next book in the series! She is rosy and always using her energy to cheer people up. Birdie's mother, Emma, doesn't get along her Grandma Mo at all and calls her a crazy old bat. I think the author, Jan Bozarth, did an amazing job describing how the regular, human world changed into the dreamland, Aventurine, where most of the story takes place.
Now she is a grandmother who writes stories and songs for young people and often works with her own adult children who are musicians and artists in Austin, Texas. At the start Birdie was just going to her grandmas house, and, of course, you knew that whole time that something was going to happen there. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the rest. Yes, the ancient tree was rotting, and i guess that represented her whole family. This discovery leads her grandmother to tell her of her family history.
Jan is now a grandmother and writes stories and songs for young people. The fairy godmother concept behind the book was interesting, but not very much information was given on what they do in the role of fairy godmother, maybe that would come out in later books. What starts as a simple trip turns into the adventure of a lifetime, giving Birdie the opportunity and awesome responsibility of reconnecting her family and saving a dying world at the same time. I like the idea of the series, which has a website at and cards within the books for each fairy godmother in training. One thing's for sure—no one who travels to Aventurine will ever be the same again! But Zally doesn't have to wait to get her wish. She actually reminds me of my guides at Acton Academy. Her grandmother and her mother do not get along for some reason.
Having peeked at another book in this series, it appears it is the author, herself, who despises children who complain. The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to enter the world they visit in the books. She loves plants and knows everything about them. Trained by fairies in a magical land called Aventurine, human fairy godmothers have been hidden protectors of the world for centuries. Birdie learns she must go on a quest to bring the family back together.
Jessica Mitchell, 11 years old Birdie's Book Jan Bozarth I am totally reading the next book in the series! For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series—fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues. I'd definately say it's not just for eight-year-olds. Scrapbook style images of birds, flowers and other objects add interest to the book, sometimes appearing as faded pictures under the text. The author doesn't want readers to seriously look at the impact of that choice on Birdie, so she just breezes right over it all, as though it's irrelevant and minor - a genuine fantasy, on the author's behalf. When Birdie goes to visit her grandmother for the first time, she learns that her grandmother is a fairy godmother—which means Birdie's a fairy godmother too! Sometimes fairy-godmother's-in-training are just ordinary girls that don't even realize they possess special skills.
I think it is important to help teens realize and understand that it's okay to be interested in something supernatural, paranormal or magical. . This book was not the most surprising book that I have ever read. Birdie loves plants and she can name them like nobodys business. Birdie's adventures here are uninspired and seem influenced by the online social network that is being marketed as the companion to this series opener.