Fantasy Fair: Bright Stories of Imagination

Fantasy Fair: Bright Stories of Imagination

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Overview

Fantasy Fair: Bright Stories of Imagination by Barbara Dubrovin, Barbara Dubrovin

Come to the Fair, Fantasy Fair!
Here you can surprise an Envoy on Unicorn Hill, teach a dragon to
fly, climb a Sprite's Gateway Tree, quest for a Lost Key, or follow a flying
horse. With Trouble Trees, Balloon Plants, Healers, a witch, a troll, and a
wizard, this is a fair like none you've ever visited! These illustrated
tales introduce young (and still young-at-heart) readers to the diversity of
fantasy sub-genres, while sharing the optimistic, insightful adventure that
defines Bright Fantasy.
The Fair gates are open, so come travel an easy and fun journey
through high fantasy, magic realism, contemporary adventures, science
fantasy and more. Come visit this bright oasis of positive stories. For ages
9.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780963833969
Publisher: Storycraft Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Barbara Dubrovin is the co-author and illustrator of the award-winning
Storytelling Discoveries: Favorite Activities for Young Tellers, a Parents'
Choice 2002 Recommended Award Winner who also received a Creative Child
Magazine
2003 Preferred Choice Award.

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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
When I was little I loved being read to. I still remember the magic of going to the public library around Christmas time and listening to a man dressed up like a conductor read THE POLAR EXPRESS. But what I liked best was when my parents read to me. It didn't matter what: picture books, poetry, or novels.

FANTASY FAIR is the sort of book I would have liked my mom to read out loud - and I think she would have enjoyed reading it, too. Some of the words are meant to be read out loud, like the name of the Dragon in "How to Teach a Dragon to Fly." Can you say "Abgudabynnamassanoatiktikmasma-Toh" three times fast?

Barbara Dubrovin's short stories are perfect to read right before bed. You don't have to worry about getting stuck at a really exciting part and agonizing about it until the next day, because these stories are easily read in one go. But I have to warn you that it would be hard to just read one.

Some of my favorite stories were "Mac and My Trouble Tree" and "How High." "Mac and My Trouble Tree" is about a magical sprite and a boy named Mac, who needs to stop a Trouble Tree from exploding. "How High" is about a Balloon Plant that can help you fly. You'll have to read the book to find out what exactly a Trouble Tree is and how to work a Balloon Plant.

Like a real fair, there are a lot of fun and exciting stories. There should be something in here to please most young fantasy fans. There are stories with witches, unicorns, and space ships. Stories set right here, in magical lands, and alternate realities. There's even a guide in the back describing and naming the different kinds of fantasy. Here are just a few: Magical Realism (magic in the everyday), Science Fantasy (a blend of science fiction and fantasy), and High Fantasy (think knights, castles, and dragons).

And best of all, these stories won't give you nightmares. This book is horror-free!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was little I loved being read to. I still remember the magic of going to the public library around Christmas time and listening to a man dressed up like a conductor read THE POLAR EXPRESS. But what I liked best was when my parents read to me. It didn¿t matter what: picture books, poetry, or novels. FANTASY FAIR is the sort of book I would have liked my mom to read out loud - and I think she would have enjoyed reading it, too. Some of the words are meant to be read out loud, like the name of the Dragon in ¿How to Teach a Dragon to Fly.¿ Can you say ¿Abgudabynnamassanoatiktikmasma-Toh¿ three times fast? Barbara Dubrovin¿s short stories are perfect to read right before bed. You don¿t have to worry about getting stuck at a really exciting part and agonizing about it until the next day, because these stories are easily read in one go. But I have to warn you that it would be hard to just read one. Some of my favorite stories were ¿Mac and My Trouble Tree¿ and ¿How High.¿ ¿Mac and My Trouble Tree¿ is about a magical sprite and a boy named Mac, who needs to stop a Trouble Tree from exploding. ¿How High¿ is about a Balloon Plant that can help you fly. You¿ll have to read the book to find out what exactly a Trouble Tree is and how to work a Balloon Plant. Like a real fair, there are a lot of fun and exciting stories. There should be something in here to please most young fantasy fans. There are stories with witches, unicorns, and space ships. Stories set right here, in magical lands, and alternate realities. There¿s even a guide in the back describing and naming the different kinds of fantasy. Here are just a few: Magical Realism (magic in the everyday), Science Fantasy (a blend of science fiction and fantasy), and High Fantasy (think knights, castles, and dragons). And best of all, these stories won¿t give you nightmares. This book is horror-free! **Reviewed by: Natalie Tsang