Spiderwort and the Princess of Haiku (The Fairy Chronicles Series #5)

Spiderwort and the Princess of Haiku (The Fairy Chronicles Series #5)

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by J. H. Sweet, Holly Sierra
     
 
Illustrations By: Tara Larsen Chang

Inside you is the power to do anything

The Princess of Haiku, keeper of simple pleasures, has been kidnapped by her archenemies the Specter of Pandemonium and the Phantom of Excess, who currently inhabit two Ogre sisters, Plethora and Chaotica Glut. Simple pleasures everywhere are in danger.

Guided only by a strange

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Illustrations By: Tara Larsen Chang

Inside you is the power to do anything

The Princess of Haiku, keeper of simple pleasures, has been kidnapped by her archenemies the Specter of Pandemonium and the Phantom of Excess, who currently inhabit two Ogre sisters, Plethora and Chaotica Glut. Simple pleasures everywhere are in danger.

Guided only by a strange riddle given to them by an oak tree, Spiderwort, along with Rosemary, Periwinkle and Cinnabar, have only a little while to find the Princess and get her to safety. As always the fairies will have a little magical assistance this time from a well-meaning Scarecrow and the already ghostly Minstrel of Epic Poems.

A world without simple pleasures would be unbearable and it has already started with the children of the world. If it should leave the adults as well, it might very well be gone for good. Luckily for everyone, fairies are the best problem solvers around and Spiderwort is one of the fastest thinking of them all!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402210259
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Fairy Chronicles Series, #5
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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When the fairies finished reading, Madam Toad continued. "The Princess of Haiku is missing. I have consulted Mother Nature. We are not sure if she has been kidnapped, or if she is just lost. And at this point, we don't know if the Glut sisters are involved.

"Already, it is obvious that something is very wrong. The Princess is not just on unexplained holiday. Simple pleasure is already being affected. If we don't find her, and help to correct the problem, it will disappear completely."

As the fairies listened carefully, Madam Toad explained further. "Dissatisfaction in simple things is growing. It has started in children and will soon spread to adults. Eventually, it will affect all other creatures as well. If this is not corrected, all pleasure in simple things will be lost to greed, chaos, and materialism."

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.

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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a writer with two dyslexic children who really didn't like to read. That just about killed me. My youngest was given the first four Fairy Chronicles as a gift and fell in love with reading. She adores these books, every last one of them. Thank you, JH Sweet. You're my hero!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is positive and uplifting amidst a serious fairy crisis that must be put to right ¿ finding a way to save the Spirit of Simplicity. The story promotes simple pleasures and encourages readers, both young and old, to think about our world today and the complications we all face, along with the impact we all have on the rest of the world. This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.
gh-balcer More than 1 year ago
I teach second grade and we have been reading this series after recess, to calm and quiet our minds. This is our favorite of the series so far. This book is about a princess and fairies, but it is also so much more. The message is one of appreciating simplicity and thinking about our actions and how they affect others. There are things in this book to appeal to both boys and girls in fact, I think boys should be encouraged to read stories that feature girls as the main characters so they will have an understanding of girls and the way they think. During the adventure, the fairy team has to solve puzzles and really use their heads, which is wonderful to promote. The even have to write poetry to complete their mission. There is also a mentor fairy along to supervise, so I believe this is a responsible book. I can't deny that the children liked the ogres and scavenger hunt and other fun things about this book, but they also got the message about excess, and we are writing Haiku Poetry as a class project. Great Story!
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