Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (10th Anniversary Edition)

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (10th Anniversary Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9781484758076
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 12/22/2015
Series: Fairy Dust Trilogy Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 374,365
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Gail Carson Levine (http://gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com) is the author of many acclaimed children's books, including the New York Times best sellers Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand; Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; and Writing Magic. Gail lives with her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, in a 220-year-old farmhouse in New York's Hudson Valley.

David Christiana has illustrated more than twenty picture books for children, four of which he wrote. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches illustration at the University of Arizona.

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Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Cute, not wonderful but not bad. A little too much of the cutesy language (though as I recognize it from Peter Pan, I'm willing to give the book a little more leeway than usual) - the descriptions of Never Land and the clapping, in particular. The way a laugh becomes a fairy was nice, though - a little more thorough than in Peter Pan. Prilla is nice, if a bit hapless; the hurricane is weird (there's no explanation for why it's so malevolent); the quest is interesting, though rather contrived. The illustrations are gorgeous - Tink, in particular, is familiar from the Disney version; this version isn't _quite_ that, but she's perfectly recognizable and rather more...realistic, if you can apply that word to a fairy. Rani's sacrifice and reward are great. Vidia needs a shot from a clue-bat. Quite a few of the fairies are fully characterized, though many are just sketches - left for later books, I suppose. It was fun, I may well reread it, but it's not one of those books that make a difference to me.
tapestry100 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The kick-off book for Disney's new Fairies promotion, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg seems a bit rushed at times, and little too simplistic, but then I need to remind myself that this is intended for children, and as such, I think most kids would really enjoy the story. David Christiana's artwork is simply gorgeous, and compliments both the story and the feel of Neverland.
jmorrison on LibraryThing 5 months ago
My favorite book I have ever read!!! So entertaining, so magical, it makes your eyes want to stick with it!! I love this book!!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the story of a fairy who arrives in Never Never Land without an apparent talent (she has the ability to visit children at will, but doesn¿t recognise that as a talent), and who helps save Never Never Land after it is ravenged by a hurricane and nearly destroyed. It takes place in the Peter Pan setting without most of the original stuff appearing too much.
bibliophile26 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is such a cute book! It is about the fairies of Neverland (Tinkerbell is only one of them according to this book). Prilla is a brand new fairy, created when a baby laughed for the first time, who doesn't know what her talent is. She becomes the essential link on a quest to save Neverland from ceasing to exist. Fabulous illustrations and I may buy this for my niece for her birthday.
gerleliz on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Cute book. I want to build a dollhouse based on it
librarymediaman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Set in the world of Peter Pan, this is a story of trust, sacrifice and selfishness versus selflessness. Through teamwork and the use of diverse talents and abilities, the worth and importance of each Fairy is revealed. Featuring great illustrations and cliff-hangars at the end of every short chapter, this makes for irresistible classroom reading.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Some aspects of this story were lovely, the additional detail about Neverland and the mermainds, for example. But the overall tone was confusingly uneven. For example, Prilla's continual hope that maybe she'll have a (latestsubject) talent is repeated the way you would in a story for very small children. But Lydia's obtaining and hoarding of the fresh fairy dust is quite a complex issue, and her rationalisation of cruelty is a subject for a much older audience. The quests all seemed too easy, while the story of those who waited at home was full of real, and quite graphic, horror.I cannot decide what audience would be appropriate for this story.The audio book was well narrated, although I am sorry to miss the illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gail rocks!!!!
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine is the first book in the Disney Fairies series by Levine. Prilla is a brand new fairy in Fairy Haven, and she has a big problem. Most fairies know as soon as they are born what their talent is, but Prilla doesn't have any idea. Tinker Bell takes her on a tour hoping to help her figure it out, but Tink quickly becomes frustrated because Prilla doesn't talk like any other fairy, seems to be talentless and occasionally blanks out on conversations. What Tink doesn't know is that Prilla is visiting "Clumsy" (human) children on the mainland. Prilla arrives just before Mother Dove's "molt" when she loses some of her feathers which are turned into fairy dust, which then allows fairies to fly and do all of their tasks more effectively. But when a huge hurricane hits Never Land, it destroys the egg and wounds Mother Dove, which causes most of the residents of Never Land to begin aging. Prilla, Rani an water-talent fairy, and Vidia a fast-flying talent fairy embark on a quest to restore the egg, heal Mother Dove, and save all of Never Land, and Prilla also hopes that along the way she will discover her talent. I began reading this book nightly with my eight-year-old daughter, and I quickly fell in love with this beautiful novel. Levine's descriptions of Mother Dove are breath-taking and heart-breaking. There is surprising depth in this character, more than you normally see in adult novels, much less one for children. The quest has an epic feel, although it is accomplished rather easily, but Rani makes a shocking sacrifice, and Tinker Bell has to grow up a bit while dealing with her feelings for Peter Pan. Levine has written a novel for both the children and adults who love Tinker Bell with rare ability. Children can relate to Prilla's search for where she fits in the world. David Christiana's watercolor paintings throughout the book are gorgeous. My daughter and I have also read the first chapter book in the Disney Fairies series, The Trouble with Tink, and that is a fairly predictable chapter book for elementary readers. But The Quest for the Egg is something much better. It's one of the best books I've read this year.
DottieSpot More than 1 year ago
Though my reading level is high, I enjoyed this book. It is mainly about Prilla, a new fairy in Pixie Hollow. She doesn't know what her talent is, and the other fairies ignore her because she is 'incomplete'. So when disaster strikes during the Molt, Mother Dove, her feathers the source of pixie dust, is injured and her egg is broken, Prilla, Rani, Tinker Bell, and Vidia embark on a journey restore the egg. Through this they learn to trust each other, and Prilla discovers her talent. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Tinker Bell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read all the books and don't know how one fairie lost her wings then this is the story for you to read.
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Natalie--S More than 1 year ago
Do you like fairies? Then you will love this book.This book takes you on a journey to save the dove that made Neverland possible. This book is the best book I have read all year. If you buy this book, you won't regret it. Natalie S.
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