Philippa Fisher and the Fairy's Promise (Philippa Fisher Series #3)

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Can Philippa and her fairy godsister keep the link between worlds from closing forever? A thrilling third tale about a magical friendship.

Philippa is excited to spend her vacation with her friend Robyn, but she has no idea just how much excitement awaits. When a magic spell carved on a mysterious circle of rocks transports Philippa to fairy godmother headquarters, she learns that her own mother is in danger. To protect her mom from a serious accident, Philippa must pretend to ...

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Overview

Can Philippa and her fairy godsister keep the link between worlds from closing forever? A thrilling third tale about a magical friendship.

Philippa is excited to spend her vacation with her friend Robyn, but she has no idea just how much excitement awaits. When a magic spell carved on a mysterious circle of rocks transports Philippa to fairy godmother headquarters, she learns that her own mother is in danger. To protect her mom from a serious accident, Philippa must pretend to be a fairy, while Daisy, her fairy godsister, returns to Earth as Philippa! And that’s just the beginning of their adventure. After passing a harrowing test of their loyalty to each other, Philippa and Daisy undergo a fantastic journey to rescue a lost fairy who has devoted her powers to maintaining the portal of the stone circle. With time running out, and the worlds of humans and fairies at risk of being severed, Daisy finds herself facing an extraordinary choice that has the power to change her life forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Philippa is excited to be spending another holiday at a cottage near her friend Robyn outside the village of Ravenleigh. Her fairy friend Daisy, recuperating at ATC (Above the Clouds) contacts Philippa to tell that SRB (Something Really Big) is about to happen to her mother. To help save her mom, Philippa agrees to meet at the Tidehill Rocks where an error at the portal results in Daisy and Philippa exchanging places. Frantic, the fairy and the girl desperately seek to reverse the situation only to find out that this is just what the ATC High Command has wanted all along. At ATC, they arrange to bring Daisy back and team her with Philippa. The two must return to Tidehill Rocks to find the fairy Amber who has gone missing. It was Amber's job to guard the last opening between the fairy and human worlds. Philippa and Daisy are transported to a place frozen in time where they meet a young boy, Tommy, who has no idea where he is or how he got there. He does possess a few shards of amber, the key clue to the missing fairy. This convoluted adventure requires careful reading to keep the plot threads focused. There is almost an overemphasis on the power of friendship as well as detailed technical information about fairy capabilities that slows down the action. The story of Tommy, who vanishes in the prologue not to be heard from again until the very final chapters, may have made a more engaging and tension filled story. With almost 300 pages and more acronyms that one can keep straight, the appeal of this book may be limited to fans of the first two books in the trilogy. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
Kirkus Reviews

The power of friendship bucks the rules and regulations of the Above the Clouds command center—ATC for short—in this convoluted third installment in Kessler's airy series exploring the gateway between the fairy and human worlds. Daisy, the shape-changing sprite of Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister (2008), has gleaned insider information that her human friend Philippa's mother is about to undergo a terrible accident and sends messages to warn the girl—a strictly prohibited intervention. Philippa and her family again happen to be vacationing near her friend Robyn's home, and the girls receive Daisy's alarming message at a fairy "portal" stone circle called Tidehill Rocks. Thanks to Daisy, the mom crisis quietly dissipates, and, with shifting POVs, Philippa and Daisy subsequently set out on a cockamamie search for a stone fairy, stolen from the circle, in order to reestablish a lost harmony between the two worlds. Overall, this outing gets bogged down in technical details of fairy-human interaction (the acronyms alone!), and the tune of tightly knit friendships sounds with tedious regularity. Young, bullied Tommy, however, is a new character with some future. (Fantasy. 8-12)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606231794
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Series: Philippa Fisher Series , #3
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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chapter one

Daisy

I'd been with the Admin and Liaison Department (ALD) for nearly two months when the news hit my screen.

To be honest, I almost missed it. Not because I wasn't concentrating - although I have to admit, ALD is the most boring department in the whole of ATC. (That's Above the Clouds, fairy godmother headquarters.) I'd been put here after what happened with Robyn's dad when he trapped me in a jam jar. My wing still wasn't back to normal since it had gotten crushed in the jar. But I was healing and couldn't wait to get back to doing real assignments again.

In the meantime, my job was to cross-reference fairy god- mothers with their departments and match them up with their clients. I could do it standing on one wing - provided it wasn't my bad one. So I hardly even thought about what I was doing. Punching in names, numbers, and departments didn't take a lot of concentration.

Which might be why I almost missed it when it came up on the screen. It wasn't one of my jobs to assign, so I couldn't see the details. But I saw enough:

JENNY FISHER. FGEAGLE5197. SRB.

SRB? No! I must be mistaken. I shut the page on my screen and walked across the office to the Clients file. I tried to saunter as casually as I could so no one would have any idea what I was doing. Interfering with an assign- ment from another department is strictly against Fairy God- mother Code. If I was caught doing it, I'd be in terrible trouble.

Luckily no one looked up.They rarely did. ALD is generally quite a serious bunch.There's a reason why the fairies here aren't out on normal assignments. Sometimes it's injury-related, like it was for me. Others are here because they're not up to par for any of the "live" assignments. Both of which helped give ALD the nickname Angry, Lonely, and Demoralized.

I grabbed the file of clients' records and looked up Jenny Fisher. I checked all the details from my screen against the ones in the file. It was definitely her. Philippa's mom. I went cold. Why was she getting a fairy from SRB?

I glanced around to make sure no one was watching what I was doing.Then I jotted down all the details of the assignment on the back of my hand, carefully replaced the file, shut down my computer - and ran out of the office as quickly as I could.

Philippa
"Are we almost there?" I asked for the twenty-fifth time.

Dad gave me the same response he'd given me twenty-four times already. "Almost!" he said, smiling at me in the rearview mirror and giving Mom a nudge in case she hadn't noticed his funny reply.
I sighed and got back to reading my book.

But then I noticed something outside the win- dow. "Wait!" I sat up a bit straighter. "I recognize this road." I leaned forward and looked through the front windshield. "It's the woods!" I said. "We are almost there!"

"I told you we were," Dad replied.

"To be fair, you also said we were almost there when we hadn't quite reached the end of our street," Mom added.

But we were this time. We were on the out- skirts of Ravenleigh. I felt a jiggle of excitement go through me. We were nearly at Robyn's house!

Robyn and I had met a few months ago when Mom, Dad, and I rented her family's former cot- tage for vacation. We'd kept in touch ever since, and she was one of my best friends now. The other one was Daisy. Daisy had been my fairy godsister (which is like a fairy godmother, only one that's the same age as you).

Robyn and I had had a rocky start - especially after her dad trapped Daisy in a jam jar and tried to cut off her wings. But once everything had settled down, he'd completely changed. He was like a dif- ferent man and had ended up becoming friends with my parents. So well, in fact, that he'd asked if we'd like to come back to visit over winter break. They'd booked us into the same house we stayed in last time - their old home!

Unlike my other friend, Charlotte, whom I'd lost touch with since she moved away, Robyn and I had kept in touch since that week, e-mailing and texting each other virtually every day for the last three months.
We drove up the gravelly driveway as it was starting to get dark. It was only four o'clock, but the evening was closing in around us already.

"Can I go over to Robyn's?" I asked, swinging the car door open the second Dad turned the engine off.

"I was thinking we might at least make it through the front door first," Dad replied over his shoulder as he helped Mom out of the car, twirling her around and around.

"But I haven't seen her for ages!" I said, vaguely wondering what it would be like to have parents who could go longer than an hour or two without breaking into a dance.

"Let's get in and unpack first," Mom said, letting go of Dad's hands and opening the trunk. "Then you can run over to tell her we're here."

"Great!" I grabbed my bag and ran to the door. Minutes later, I'd squashed a week's worth of clothes into drawers, flung a bundle of books and magazines on the bed, and shoved my suitcase underneath.

"See you later," I called as I closed the door behind me and ran to Robyn's.

Robyn and I sat in her room above the bookshop her dad owns and caught up on all our news.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Awmazeing

    I lov this book i think u shold read it . It has a strong freindship.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Good

    I would say that if you are between the ages 7-10, this bookis for you!!!!! I had fun with it and i am 12 but it was a little easy for me.. . But i still love it!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2011

    seems to be a great book for people who belive in fairies

    i belived in fairies ever since i was little..except will Phillipa rescue her mommy in the danger? find out when you read the book. will Daisy see Phillipa ever again? find out.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Anonymous

    I think i will love it. I have already read 1&2. They were flippin awesome!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    I love it

    All these books r awesome but its sorta for 9-10 year olds

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    such an amazing series. i love it

    the book is one of the most adventurous as well as the most confusing!!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    so far so good

    thebeginning is good. it immediatly caught my attention!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    this was asom reading it on my nook!

    this book got my atention right wen i pict up my nook and started reading it it was so great i could read it over and over again and again

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2011

    go philippa! go daisy!

    great book! will philippa survive the atc? or will she be caught? will they find who stopped time? will daisy be able to see philippa ever again? u must read it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Desxcffxe

    Fdfsfxdedv love it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Can somebdy lend the book to me?

    My name is Tess. I really want to read it. If anyone has the book, i am asking if I can borrow it. Thxs!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Anonymous Jan.10 2013

    have read book1&2.i need#3!there better be a 4th one.
    MOOD:desperate 2 read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    So sad!:(

    I can't believe this series is over! I think this series is 1,000,000,000 times better than Emily Windsnap

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    I LOVE IT!!!!

    This is the best one out of the three Phillippa Fisher books!! But u MUST READ EMILY WINDSNAP, it is awsomer!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Pf fs

    Once i start nothing will stop me

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Awesome

    I have been trying to get my friend to read the book but she thinks it is gekey bcus it has fairies in it ... no one understands dont judge a book by its cover.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    So so solove it!!

    You will love this charming book of friendship loaltly bravery and meny other charicters

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Havent red this book yet.

    I havent red this book but i have red the first and the second book but i heard from other peoples revwes and this book sounds really good so i would like to read it and you will to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    AMAZING BOOKS TO READ

    I love 1&2 they are amazing to read. I really need book 3. AND ONE MORE THING, YU-GI- OH FANS FROM I NEED UR HELP TO HELP KIDS LEARN ABOUT YU-GI-OH! SEND ME ANY IDEAS U HAVE TO Anna Wildcat ON FACEBOOK, IF U HAVE AN ACOUNT! I REALLY NEED UR HELP WITH THIS! REMEBER SEND ANY IDEAS TO Anna Wildcat ON FACEBOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    PHILIPPA FISHER AND THE FARIYS PROMISE

    This is a good book I used it for a project then got it

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