In a Blink (Disney: The Never Girls Series #1)

In a Blink (Disney: The Never Girls Series #1)

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by Kiki Thorpe, RH Disney
     
 

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The Disney Fairies star in a magical all-new early chapter book series for kids ages 6 to 10—The Never Girls!

The smell of salt water, a gust of seabreeze, and the bell-like ringing of a fairy's laugh are the only hints that something magical is happening to Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby. In a blink of an eye, the four friends are whisked out of their

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The Disney Fairies star in a magical all-new early chapter book series for kids ages 6 to 10—The Never Girls!

The smell of salt water, a gust of seabreeze, and the bell-like ringing of a fairy's laugh are the only hints that something magical is happening to Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby. In a blink of an eye, the four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to the most wonderful place of all—Never Land, home to fairies, mermaids . . . and now four lost girls. The girls don't want to leave right away, but Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have figured out a way for them to get home. Will Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby's fantastic adventure end before it's barely begun? 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When Kate, Lainey, Mia, and Mia’s annoying younger sister are transported to Never Land’s Pixie Hollow, they become the responsibility of a reluctant Tinker Bell until Queen Clarion and her winged crew can figure out how to get the girls home again. This first installment in the Never Girls, a Disney Fairies spinoff series, is by necessity mostly exposition about fairy life; the girls learn, for example, that humans are referred to as “Clumsies,” and discover the talents possessed by an array of local fairies. Thorpe seems occupied by diminutiveness and shelter magazine prettiness (“It was the perfect room. Four girl-sized hammocks hung from the tree’s branches. The willow’s leaves spilled down around them like curtains”), but there’s little narrative meat, character depth, or dramatic tension to be found among the oohing and ahhing. Fans of the reimagined Tinker Bell, who is now something of a DIY geek, may wish she had elbowed the other tiresome fairy characters out of the way and claimed center stage. Final art not seen by PW. Simultaneously available: The Space Between. Ages 6–10. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews
Four friends become lost girls when they land in Never Land. Kate, Mia and Lainey are best friends who go on the ride of their lives when Mia's little sister, Gabby, grabs a fairy and they land in Never Land, with no way to return to their soccer-playing life. Now they are just Clumsies in the land of fairies, and they must rely on Tink (yes, that Tink) to help them find their way home. All fairies in this world have a talent; Tink is a fixing fairy, though a rather grumpy one. Tink's plan to send the girls back goes awry when Kate jealously steals fairy dust and flies away. The worldbuilding is weak (convenient changes happen to the island whenever the plot demands it), and the characters develop in ways that strain credulity (Tink quickly flips from irritation to shedding a tear when the four girls prepare to leave). Bland black-and-white illustrations show three of the girls as whisper-thin, stylish middle graders, with only Gabby having a real personality and healthy shape. The cliffhanger ending lets everyone know that this is the first of many adventures in Never Land. Fairy-crazy girls will embrace this series. Others will see it for what it is: a lightweight offspring of other watered-down Peter Pan stories. (Fantasy. 6-10)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736427944
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Disney: The Never Girls Series, #1
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
49,415
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

KIKI THORPE has written some of the bestselling books in our Disney Fairies chapter books series, including The Trouble with Tink, Tink North of Never Land, and Tink in a Fairy Fix. She lives in San Francisco and works part-time for Pixar.

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In a Blink (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give this book a 5. I think it is an amazing book. This book is about 4 girls finding a fairy. I'm not going to tell you anymore now you will just have to read for yourself. I do recomend that you read The Never Land Girls: In Blink.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it! It was fun and breezy. Very light and happy. I loved it! It made me want to read it again. I am going to read the other one. It made ME want to be a fairy, lol. I saw the add for it on Disney channel and decided to give book one a try. -I am glad I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the add on Disney Channel and decided to read it. You should too. You will not regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was enchanting, exciting, and fun. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this ad on D.C. and immediately, I ran for my Nook Color and found it. And F.Y.I., this is the first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book I've ever read. Made me not wanting to stop reading it. Although it is only 42 pages but it is worth its prise
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a awsome book!I think you should read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was enchanting, magical and creative. But it's to much for a 44 page book. I finished it in maybe 15 minutes top. Although its a good book, I find that the book should be a litlle cheaper for 44 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about 4 girls who(well the little sis) sees a fairy but the fairy BLINKS them to Pixie Hollow!!And now they meet and see people in Pixie Hollow and have to find a way back home. Does it sound great!!I think its if u like fairies or a little bit of mystery GET IT!!!!!U willl LOVE it.Tell me all about it in your review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an awsome book i loved it! You will enjoy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet, but i do know that it's to expensive for 44 pages. P.S. stop writing reviews that dont review the book. Like flubble
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 11 almost 12 and i really want to read this i was watching tv and it came on so i looked it up on my nook and i want it so bad is it appropiate for me am i to old to read it what is the age limit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome thay git to fly I relley whant tto fly and see pixy Holow its soooooooooooooooo awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!"$$you relly what to read it . This book will be good for age6-13!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok , I was about to buy it when I saw the ad on D.C but what is the age range ? I will be 13 next month , is this age appropriate ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love books like this one its fun annd exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good me and my mom read it together and it was a good book wait it was more than a good book it was at great book no it was an AMAZING book I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have'nt read this sieres but i hope its good because i have read that it is a good and perfect for kids under the age of 12 but if you still like it when your still 16 it's fine!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To the february 17 person, by D.C. did you mean disney create or disney channel? - Reply to Elsa3176743
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would love to be in a book club
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to be in a book club tell me yes or no contate Mlh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice i cannot wait to get book 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this with my 7yr old and we did a couple chapters a night she loved it and cant wait to to start the second book. Its magical and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter and I have our own book club and we are reading this series. During our long distance discussions we find much to talk about. Beautiful pictures, beautiful descriptions and beautiful characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont think its that weired that a dude read this im in 7th grade and i read it before my little sis who is in 3rd grade and is a bigger fan of the disney fairys and i agree it is a good book be u and read on ;p p.s. what grade are u in posted my rachel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sort of like peter pan right