Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams (The Fairy Chronicles Series #2)

Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams (The Fairy Chronicles Series #2)

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by J. H. Sweet
     
 

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What if you discovered you had magical fairy powers? Meet the girls of The Fairy Chronicles, otherwise normal girls like you who are blessed by Mother Nature with special gifts. Their extraordinary adventures will change the world!

The Web of Dreams has been destroyed and every night more and more nightmares are slipping into people's dreams!

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What if you discovered you had magical fairy powers? Meet the girls of The Fairy Chronicles, otherwise normal girls like you who are blessed by Mother Nature with special gifts. Their extraordinary adventures will change the world!

The Web of Dreams has been destroyed and every night more and more nightmares are slipping into people's dreams!

Jennifer, or Dragonfly to her fairy friends, is chosen to lead a fairy team to discover what happened to the Web and get a new one made immediately. To do so, they must make a dangerous journey, hunt down the Dream Spider and convince him to weave away the bad dreams.

But the Dream Spider is far away, and danger might be closer than they think . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413744002
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Fairy Chronicles Series, #2
Pages:
59
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Early Saturday morning in September, Jennifer Sommerset sat on her porch, waiting for her three friends to arrive to spend the day. School had just started two weeks ago, and this was a special three-day weekend due to Labor Day. Jennifer had finished her homework the night before in anticipation of spending all of Saturday with her friends.

Her arm around one knee, the other leg dangling, she sat swinging in the porch swing and daydreaming about the summer fun she had had with her friends. Like many nine-year-olds, Jennifer spent the summer swimming, skating, reading, climbing trees, playing video games, attending camp, and having sleepovers with friends. But she also did other activities that were very important, and some that were very secret.

Meet the Author

J.H. Sweet has always looked for the magic in the everyday. She has an imaginary dog named Jellybean Ebenezer Beast. Her hobbies include hiking, photography, knitting, and basketry. She also enjoys watching a variety of movies and sports. Her favorite superhero is her husband, with Silver Surfer coming in a close second. She loves many of the same things the fairies love, including live oak trees, mockingbirds, weathered terra-cotta, butterflies, bees, and cypress knees. In the fairy game of "If I were a jelly bean, what flavor would I be?" she would be green apple. J.H. Sweet lives with her husband in South Texas and has a degree in English from Texas State University.

Ever since she was a little girl, Tara Larsen Chang has been captivated by intricate illustrations in fairy tales and children's books. Since earning her BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University, her illustrations have appeared in numerous children's books and magazines. When she is not drawing and painting in her studio, she can be found working in her gardens to make sure that there are plenty of havens for visiting fairies.

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Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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brightmyer More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.