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Posted December 21, 2008
In this second book in the series, Beth and her Fairy friends meet the Sandman and begin the search for the missing Dream Spider. Some of the Fairies have started to have nightmares and they soon learn that the Web of Dreams has been destroyed. The Web of Dreams is spun by the Dream Spider and normally catches all bad dreams from sleep.<BR/><BR/>The Fairies will again have the assistance of the Brownies and several flying birds. We also meet a Troll, who manages to capture several Fairies in glass bell jar. Will the Fairies escape the Troll? Will they be able to find the Dream Spider to replace the Web of Dreams? This book is just as captivating as the first.<BR/><BR/>In addition to learning about plants, flowers, animals and insects, one of the best things I like about The Fairy Chronicles is the environmental issues each book tackles. Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling. These environmental lessons are perfect for teaching children to be environmentally responsible.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 7, 2007
It seemed like it took forever for the illustrated versions of these books to come out. Other than having to wait, my daughter, niece and I are not at all disappointed. The pictures are beauiful and perfectly compliment this exciting and enchanting tale.__When the Web of Dreams is destroyed, and the fairies set out on a journey to find the Dream Spider (the creature needed to rebuild the web), they encounter a few surprises along the way including trolls and other fairies. The writer of this tale certainly knows girls today. The characters are as diverse, both in culture and personality, as my daughter's friends. Dragonfly is a particularly strong character, very committed to her ideals. We need more stories about young girls of color in leadership roles, making a difference in the world. I enjoyed the caffeine and insomnia bits worked into this story. The fairies also learn a valuable lesson from the Sandman--that appearances can sometimes be deceiving. We enjoyed this story even more than the first book in the series and we look foward to collecting more of the now illustrated Fairy Chronicles.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 8, 2007
My daughter borrowed this book from her friend. They both loved it. They kept raving about it and wanting the others in the series. I picked it up and couldn't put it down util I had finished it about an hour later. This book is so charming I almost believe a fairy sprinkled pixie dust on me and cast a spell. Along with the fairies, an adorable gnome takes center stage at the beginning of the book. When the fairies set out on their mission, there is enough excitment to keep us hooked. Something very surprising happens at the end that I didn't see coming. This is a terrific book. We are ordering the others in this series this week, and we are all going to read this again. For charm, excitement, and fairies, read this book. I think it would be a nice gift for any girl, especially girls who like fairies and strong girl characters. The girls of this book are good role models.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 1, 2006
This is a wonderful story, fun for all ages, with great characters. It is magical and whimsical, and a quick read. Anything that my daughter, who does not like to read, will read twice is a great story. I read it myself to see what all the hubub was about, and I loved it. The characters reminded me of some in books I read growing up. The girls are girls of today, but there is something wonderfully oldfashioned about this book. I look forward to more in this fairy series. People who like stories with magic and fantasy will like this short but clever and fun story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2006
Strength, courage, wisdom, and passion could all be used to describe these amazing young ladies. In this second installment of the series, the fairies take a journey into the unknown to accomplish an extremely important task: finding the Dream Spider and convincing him to rebuild the Web of Dreams. For me, the most interesting parts of this story are the trolls' habits and preferences, and their capture of the fairies using glass bell jars. Do they carry their bell jars with them everywhere? The author also cleverly devises a way for the heroine, Dragonfly, to overcome the evil spirit with a natural resistance to the effects of the Sandman's sleep sand. The theme that 'larger is not necessarily more important or impressive' is carried nicely through this tale. The fact that the Web of Dreams is so tiny is a very powerful element in this book. Very creative tale and a recommended read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 1, 2005
Having read the first book of this series, I was really looking forward to the second one coming out. I am not at all disappointed. The diversity of the characters impresses me as much as the fantasy aspect of this story. I am now a fan of trolls and gnomes, as well as fairies. I think some of the smallest details of the story are what really make it special, like the trolls getting confused and carrying glass bell jars, and the ¿volunteer vegetables¿ that sprout up without being planted and are considered by some to be magical. I am buying an extra copy of this for my nieces, and I am really looking forward to reading more from this writer in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2005
I got hooked on this series from reading the first book. But I admit I like the second one better than the first. It has more action and is more exciting. The fairies take a long journey riding on a falcon and an owl because it is too far for fairies to fly on their own. They have a run-in with trolls which is somewhat scary for them at first, but turns out okay because the trolls actually like the fairies. Then they meet with the Dream Spider who is also scary but wouldn't harm fairies. The book has something of a trick ending which I admit I didn't see coming. It also has quaint details worked into it about gnomes, brownies, gardening, recycling, and some lessons to learn. This is a very good story and would be suitable for people of all ages. There are a lot more books in this series, and I have started to read the free E-books at the Fairy Chronicles website. I am now a fairy lover because of this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 6, 2005
Thank you. I finally have the answer as to why my grandfather used to put his old boots in the garden: To scare the rabbits away. My seven-year-old daughter and I loved reading this book. This has sparked her interest in nature and gardening, and we have since discovered several ¿volunteer vegetables¿ in grandma¿s garden. When we began the book, I wondered when we were finally going to get to meet the Dream Spider, but it didn¿t matter because we were finding out so many neat things about gnomes, brownies, trolls, and the Sandman. We have recently read some of the e-books of this series and have discovered more amazing things like what dragons like to eat and why flamingos stand on one foot. So far, we have not been able to pick a favorite of this series, but we will definitely be rereading Book Two. This is a perfectly wonderful story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 7, 2008
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Posted November 30, 2008
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