Fairies and the Quest for Never Land (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Gwendolyn Carlisle loves fairies, perhaps too much. On her birthday, she receives the precious “kiss” necklace which has been passed down from mother to daughter ever since Peter Pan gave it to Wendy Darling. That night, Gwendolyn has the first of her visions—tantalizing, lifelike visions, almost as if she were actually in Fairy Haven.

More than anything, Gwendolyn wishes she could be there. When she is just about to lose hope, Peter Pan comes at last and blows fairy dust on ...

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Overview

Gwendolyn Carlisle loves fairies, perhaps too much. On her birthday, she receives the precious “kiss” necklace which has been passed down from mother to daughter ever since Peter Pan gave it to Wendy Darling. That night, Gwendolyn has the first of her visions—tantalizing, lifelike visions, almost as if she were actually in Fairy Haven.

More than anything, Gwendolyn wishes she could be there. When she is just about to lose hope, Peter Pan comes at last and blows fairy dust on her. The instant they reach Never Land, she sets out to find fairies. But after the evil Kyto, a dragon the fairies once helped to capture, escapes, the fairies must decide if Gwendolyn will help or hinder them in their battle for survival. . . .

Infused with magic and feeling, and bursting with excitement, this thrilling tale is the third in the celebrated series of illustrated novels from Newbery Honor winning author Gail Carson Levine and renowned illustrator David Christiana. Plus, this deluxe paperback edition includes full-color artwork!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Gwendolyn Carlisle, a descendant of Wendy Darling, receives the precious "kiss" necklace from her parents on her seventh birthday. A year and a half later, Peter Pan arrives to escort her to Never Land to meet Tink and the other fairies. However, when she arrives, nothing goes according to plan. She is told that there is danger coming and that she may be the cause of it. The evil Kyto, an imprisoned dragon, escapes with plans to destroy Never Land. As the fairies begin their quest to stop Kyto, they have to decide whether or not Gwendolyn is helpful or harmful to them. Fans of Tinkerbell and the Disney Fairies will enjoy this series entry. Written in short chapters interspersed with color illustrations, some full page, the text is accessible to readers. The occasional full-color, full-page artwork adds to the magic and excitement of the story.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
Kirkus Reviews
Levine reprises her earlier Never Land adventures, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005) and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (2007), in this latest installment and with her newest character, nine-year-old Gwendolyn, a direct descendant of Wendy of Peter Pan fame. Wearing the "kiss" necklace Peter gave Wendy, Gwendolyn's very anxious for him to show up, sprinkle her with fairy dust and whisk her off to Never Land. But when Peter finally does materialize, she has no time for him and the Lost Boys. Indeed, she's far more enchanted with Fairy Haven, Mother Dove and the Never Land fairies, especially Tinker Bell. Initially the fairies distrust Gwendolyn as a clumsy human, but when Fairy Haven is threatened by Kyto, an escaped dragon bent on flame-throwing, she plays a pivotal part. Fans of the Never Land stories will savor Gwendolyn, a thoroughly modern Wendy with a penchant for fairies, as well as Levine's host of fully developed fairy characters as they engage in yet another harrowing quest. Christiana's pastel watercolors feature fairy close-ups. (Fantasy. 6-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606236010
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 211
  • Sales rank: 809,187
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine is the author of many acclaimed children’s books, including the New York Times bestsellers Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand; Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; and Writing Magic. Look for many of these books and more on audio from Listening Library.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

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    a so-so fairy book

    This was an audio book that just didn't quite hit the spot for us. Perhaps if you were more into the Disney fairies and all their talents it would be a better fit. At times it felt like just a tie in to the Disney Fairy line to get children interested in buying the toys at the store. All of their talents and ways of speaking, they don't say sorry but, "I would fly backwards if I could" and not thank you but "fly with you" got a bit long.

    I lost track of which fairy was which and it just didn't hold my children's interest as I would have liked it to. Maybe reading it aloud would have been better as the book did have some illustrations. We made it through, but we won't be looking for any more books in this series. It turns out this is book three!

    The idea of all of Wendy's descendants having a chance to go see Peter Pan in Never Land was intriguing, but just not enough. Peter Pan is barely in the story and it is all about the fairies.

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