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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.
Holly Sierra's illustrations are visually enchanting with particular attention to decorative, mystical, and multicultural themes. Holly received her fine arts education at SUNY Purchase in New York and lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband, Steve, and their three children, Gabrielle, Esme, and Christopher.
Posted April 14, 2008
I recommend this book to children aged 7 to 11. (Read to younger children.) The characters in this book are girls around age 9 who have special gifts and talents. Theh gifts and talents are both fairy and human in nature, and the underlying theme of the book seems to stress that all human beings have gifts and are capable of great and positive things. The main character seems to use many more human gifts in her adventure than magical fairy ones. There is enough fun and fantasy to keep magical fans interested but this is a more of real children's adventure.
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Posted January 5, 2011
J.H. Sweet's books are great! Mimosa, I have to say, is one of my favorites and, as I do for ever other one of J.H. Sweet's books, i recomend this book to any fantasy lover!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2009
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Posted March 16, 2009
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