The Fairy Godmother Academy #2: Kerka's Book

The Fairy Godmother Academy #2: Kerka's Book

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by Jan Bozarth, Andrea Burden
     
 

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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.

The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to enter the world they visit in the books.

Overview

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.

The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to enter the world they visit in the books. There they can do activities both on- and offline, vote for things they'd like to see in the books, and connect with other Fairy Godmother Academy fans.

Kerka Laine is not one to sit around and let things happen to her. She knows from her adventure with her friend Birdie that she comes from a long line of fairy godmothers and that she's destined to start training as a fairy godmother herself. She just hates waiting for the training to begin! When her dreams take her to Aventurine, the place where girls go to unlock their own special kind of magic, Kerka is more than ready. What she is not prepared for is the quest that the fairies give her: She must find her younger sister's voice before the sun rises on a mountain range called the Three Queens.

Kerka loves a challenge, but how can she find something that is invisible? In this second Fairy Godmother Academy book, Kerka begins the dangerous journey that will determine not only her future as a fairy godmother but also the fate of her sisters.

Join the Fairy Godmother Academy!
Visit the Web site for games, activities, and networking with friends!
www.fairygodmotheracademy.com

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Kerka is still recovering from the sudden death of her mother and coming to terms with her new life in New York City with her Aunt Tuula and older sister. Her younger sister remains in Finland with their father. As the eve of her 13th birthday approaches, Kerka has much to learn about her heritage. Human fairy godmothers live among the unknowing, protecting and providing hints of magic where needed, and the women in her family have always held that role. Now, Kerka finds herself embarking on a magical journey where her sister's future is at stake. This second book does an excellent job setting up the fairy world of Aventurine where Kerka meets the fairies, trolls, and other spirit creatures that lead her on her quest. The writing is refreshingly well done and weaves together the author's knowledge of art, folklore, and botany to paint a magical world where readers' senses are piqued by the likes of stone fairies, cave anemones, and a queen named Patchouli. Kerka's growing awareness of her family history and events that happened when her mother and aunt were teens helps her find strength as a young woman coming of age. She relies on her brain as well as her own mystical powers to maneuver through the fairy dream world while finding her true place in the real world that is her home.—Cheryl Ashton, Amherst Public Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
This newest Fairy Godmother Academy tale focuses on Kerka's adventures in Aventurine, a dreamland where fairy godmothers-to-be receive their training. Since her mother's death, Kerka's relationship with her sisters has deteriorated. Biba, the youngest, has retreated into silence while Rona immerses herself in her ballet studies. Only Kerka continues to practice the Kalis dance, which is an integral part of their family's fairy-godmother heritage. In Aventurine, Kerka learns that the fate of her Pax Lineage lies in the success of a seemingly impossible quest: to discover Biba's voice. On her journey, Kerka befriends a hapless reindeer, eludes a mysterious wolf and outwits several wily elves. Bozarth adeptly distinguishes Kerka's tale from the previous novel, Birdie's Book (2009). Kerka's feisty spirit will endear her to readers as she struggles to cope with her loss and reunite her sisters. With a heroine who relies upon her ingenuity to save both herself and others, this sparkling combination of action and magic is bound to enchant. (Fantasy. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375851834
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Fairy Godmother Academy Series, #2
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Bozarth was raised in an international family in Texas in the sixties, the daughter of a Cuban mother and a Welsh father. She danced in a ballet company at eleven, started a dream journal at thirteen, joined a surf club at sixteen, studied flower essences at eighteen, and went on to study music, art, and poetry in college. As a girl, she dreamed of a life that would weave these different interests together. Her dream came true when she grew up and had a big family and a music and writing career. Jan is now a grandmother and writes stories and songs for young people. She often works with her own grown-up children, who are musicians and artists in Austin, Texas. (Sometimes Jan is even the fairy godmother who encourages them to believe in their dreams!) Jan credits her own mother, Dora, with handing down her wisdom: Dream big and never give up.

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Fairy Godmother Academy #2: Kerka's Book 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eberyone who likes fairy tales will love this book like I do because I love it
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
Technically this is Kerka’s second adventure into Aventurine.  She first traveled with Birdie in the first book of the fairy godmothers academy.   This time we learn about Kerkas’ family which is a long line of fairy godmothers including her mother who has passed on.   Her mother was suppose to teach her and her sisters the beginning training of being a fairy godmother.     I enjoy this series.  I find it very different than most fairy series.  There is a lot of detail into each girls speciality.  The first book Birdie is a herbologist.  Kerka and her sisters study a dance with a special stick called a Kalis. Kerka is a very strong character she is not a afraid to get her hands dirty and cares very much for her sisters.  I can’t wait to read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovethis series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago