Primrose and the Magic Snowglobe (The Fairy Chronicles Series #9)
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Primrose and the Magic Snowglobe (The Fairy Chronicles Series #9)

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by J. H. Sweet, Tara Larsen Chang
     
 
Inside you in the power to do anything

Even for magical creatures, a wish is an incredibly powerful thing!

None of the fairies at Madam Toad's Fairy Circle have ever heard of a gargoyle who couldn't sit still or a gremlin who liked fixing things instead of breaking them, or a dwarf who was giving away dwarf-secrets (for free)! What could have caused these magical

Overview

Inside you in the power to do anything

Even for magical creatures, a wish is an incredibly powerful thing!

None of the fairies at Madam Toad's Fairy Circle have ever heard of a gargoyle who couldn't sit still or a gremlin who liked fixing things instead of breaking them, or a dwarf who was giving away dwarf-secrets (for free)! What could have caused these magical creatures to act so strangely? And why do they all seem so much happier now?

Primrose must use her detective skills and the help of her fairy team to solve this one!

What if you discovered you had magical fairy powers? Meet the girls of The Fairy Chronicles, otherwise normal girls like you with special gifts. Their extraordinary adventures will change the world!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402211638
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Fairy Chronicles Series, #9
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Read an Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter One: The Gargoyle Council

The Gargoyle Council had not met for hundreds of years. In fact, Melitus, the leader of the gargoyles, had sat still for so long on top of his cathedral that he had to think for a long while before he could remember how to move. When he finally remembered how to walk, he set off on a three-day journey to the place where the gargoyles were to meet. He traveled mainly at night, so as not to alarm human beings, who might think it odd to see a man of stone wandering around.

Melitus was a gargoyle with a human face and form, rather than an animal. The gargoyles he would be meeting with were all human-form gargoyles, since the animal gargoyles had their own Council.

As far as any gargoyle knew, Melitus was the oldest gargoyle. He was made of pale gray granite, so pale that he was almost white with just a hint of a smoky gray tinge. Melitus was tall and thin, and his long face was etched with deep lines on his forehead and crevices below his cheekbones. Many cracks and chips covered his ancient body. Long ago, he had lost one of his narrow, pointed ears during a renovation to the cathedral. He also had a large chunk of stone missing from his chin.

Melitus grumbled as he walked. This was highly irregular-gargoyles walking around at night. He preferred to do normal gargoyle things like sitting, watching, and waiting.
Of course, these were not the only things gargoyles did. They sometimes warded off evil spirits or other foul creatures seeking to enter churches, cathedrals, and other buildings under the protection of gargoyles. But the gargoyles never had to move to do this because they had their own brand of special gargoyle magic. One look of recognition from a gargoyle was usually enough to send most evil creatures and spirits running. It was never wise to challenge a man of stone and magic.

A sparrow had brought the message to Melitus that Cuthbert, one of Melitus' magistrates, was calling the Gargoyle Council. This was so unexpected that the sparrow had to repeat the message to Melitus five times. Finally, the weary sparrow got his point across to the gargoyle leader, and gladly departed, vowing to carry messages only for the brownies and fairies from now on, because Gargoyle messages were just too much work.

The Gargoyle Council took place at the foot of a granite mountain. Inside a circle of pale white boulders, the gargoyles were gathering. There were many different types of gargoyles. Some were smooth, others rough. And some were fat, while others were thin.

Cuthbert, the gargoyle who had called the Council, was squat, fat, and pale pink in color. His head was round with flabby jowls, big lips, and bulging eyes. He had the appearance of someone whose head was much too large for his body, which was saying something, considering that Cuthbert was probably the largest gargoyle ever seen, widthwise.
Most of the gargoyles were about three to four feet in height, with the exception of Melitus who was almost five feet tall. The assembled gargoyles all sat near the edge of the circle of boulders, waiting anxiously for the meeting to begin.

After Melitus arrived, and determined that all of the gargoyles who needed to be there were present, he called the meeting to order. "Magistrate Cuthbert has called this Council to discuss the issue of Burchard."

Meet the Author

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.

Ever since she was a little girl, Tara Larsen Chang has been captivated by intricate illustrations in fairy tales and children's books. Since earning her BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University, her illustrations have appeared in numerous children's books and magazines. When she is not drawing and painting in her studio, she can be found working in her gardens to make sure that there are plenty of havens for visiting fairies.

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Primrose and the Magic Snowglobe 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We liked gremlins from reading the first book in this seires. We love gremlins even more from reading this book. My girls are ages 6 and 9. They only started liking fairies when we started reading Fairy Chronilces. We like primrose too, the tiny hero of this book. She loves to solve mysteries and she does a good job with this one. We will read this book again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
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gracie-from-virginia More than 1 year ago
This review includes comments from a mom and two daughters. "We like Primrose and her magical gifts. She barely needs to use her wand because she is using her brains instead. But she still gets to fly around and have fun with the other fairies. We think Ripper (the gremlin) is a neat little guy. We want him to come to our house to fix our broken stuff. The gargoyle is very proud and a good protector. He can protect our house anytime and move around if he wants. We hope the wishmaker pays us a visit to grant a few of our wishes. We liked this book and we are going to read it again."
amy15 More than 1 year ago
This is a fun fairy adventure where the fairies help a dwarf, gremlin gargoyle discover the answer to a mystery. The ending is nice and very fairy tale like. The girls of the Fairy Chronicles are very likeable and seem to enjoy working together with each other. This is nice and a good example for kids to follow. The magic snow globe is a tool of the Wishmaker spirit in this book. This adds a fun wintery theme to the adventure. I do recommend this book for children ages 6 and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago