The Fairy Book

The Fairy Book

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by Svetlana Kovalkova-Mckenna
     
 

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A delightful fantasy-adventure-in-rhyme about a girl named Isabel who loves coffee, punky stuff, her pet iguana, and hates going to ballet class. There are fairies to lend a helping hand and a dark sorcerer Rashkai to battle. Will she complete the Fairy Book in time for... In this book good old quatrains are blended with haiku, cinquains, senryu and a few other styles…  See more details below

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A delightful fantasy-adventure-in-rhyme about a girl named Isabel who loves coffee, punky stuff, her pet iguana, and hates going to ballet class. There are fairies to lend a helping hand and a dark sorcerer Rashkai to battle. Will she complete the Fairy Book in time for... In this book good old quatrains are blended with haiku, cinquains, senryu and a few other styles. You and your child can have lots of fun identifying different styles of poetry through out the story or just relax and let the story take you on an exciting adventure. Here is just a taste of what great lines you can find in a book: "...They both dive for the bag. After an extra large cappuccino, Isabel has an unfair advantage. There are some things in our world that rival fairy dust."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449508067
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Pages:
52
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Svetlana Kovalkova-McKenna has studied Journalism and Broadcasting at Moscow State University in Russia and has a Liberal Arts Degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a writer, an artist and a member of Nashville Artist Guild, mother of three, and a believer in fairytales.

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The Fairy Book 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
BookwormJP More than 1 year ago
The energy and authentic voice of its 9-year-old author (perhaps with a little structural guidance from mom-author/editor) make this a very fun read. The mix between old-fashioned fantasy storytelling and contemporary girl power with some humorous twists is refreshing. The illustrations add character and you want to see the main character succeed. This short story and the poems that follow also should inspire pre-teen readers in their own creative pursuits. Get writing and get drawing! Now!
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
The Fairy Book is a wonderfully entertaining story about a girl named Isabel who is chosen by the fairies to fight off a dark sorcerer named Rashkai. The story is written in various styles of poetry, which combine and flow beautifully. In writing this story, Svetlana Kovalkova-McKenna teams up with her 9-year-old daughter Alexandra. Alexandra's illustrations are interspersed throughout the story. At the end of the book, Svetlana has included examples of all styles of poetry written by Alexandra. Both The Fairy Book story and the variety of poetry had me smiling as I read. The world Svetlana and Alexandra created is imaginative, captivating, and just plain fun. This mother-daughter duo is a talented pair and an inspiration for all of us.
Elkantara More than 1 year ago
Fun and Sassy were the two words that sprang into my head after reading The Fairy Book. I loved Isabel's character, she made me smile. The pace of the book romped along at a good pace and the story flowed well, keeping you engaged all the way through. I thought the poetry was original, and in this case it really helped the story stay snappy and fresh. I also liked the examples of poetry at the end of the book. It helped a poetry challenged person like me understand the story more.
phillypw More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. The poetry and style of writing created some very colourful imagery, which flowed well into some beautiful moments. Elements of humour added a grown up feel to some parts of the story, which I feel highlighted the young authors move through life. I read this to my friends children and they loved the magic and also the modern elements that they could relate too. I am looking forward to reading more from this young author, as this was a classic modern fairy story with a difference.
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TheBookGuyKnows More than 1 year ago
When I read the first book by the mother/daughter team of Alexandra and Svetlana Kovalkova McKenna, I was hooked. This beautifully written story has all of the magical elements expected in a pre-teen fairy tale. Readers will be captivated from the first page as the story of Isabel and Rashkai unfolds. There is the proper amount of challenge and believable solutions to each problem, allowing the story to teach life's lessons while being entertaining. It is well written, poetic, and the kind of book that will draw a child and parent together as they read. If you have children or take part in a library reading program, you don't want to miss the opportunity of sharing this book. I am looking forward to reading and sharing, 'Isabel and the School for Sorceresses,' the next book in this series.
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