The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven

by Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629720913
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 138,120
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

About the Author


Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his four children and dog named Buffy. Brandon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. Visit Brandon at BrandonMull.com.

Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Wizard. His work has appeared in childrens books and on numerous covers, including the Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War series.

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Introduction
If you are in possession of this book you are assumed to be the caretaker or an apprentice caretaker of Fablehaven. By now you’ve been introduced to the world of mythical and magical creatures. However, there is still much to learn. Previous caretakers of Fablehaven thought it would be helpful to create a Caretaker’s Guide specifically for those tasked with the job of nurturing, protecting, and surviving this preserve and its inhabitants.

Do not be fooled. Fablehaven is an unpredictable and dangerous place. However, the collective knowledge gathered within the pages of this bestiary will give you the knowledge and wisdom needed to not only survive but to thrive.

The creatures of Fablehaven are either light or dark, not necessarily good or evil. In order to be good, one must recognize the difference between right and wrong and strive to choose the right. To be truly evil one must do the contrary. Being good or evil is a choice. This is not so with the creatures of Fablehaven. What they are largely governs how they act. Some are inherently builders, some are nurturers, some are playful. Some are inherently destroyers, some are deceivers, some crave power. Some love light, some love darkness. But change their nature, and without much resistance, their identities follow. Like a fairy becoming an imp, or an imp regaining her fairyhood.

Much counsel and advice has been passed down through generations and given to the new caretakers of this preserve. Perhaps the most invaluable piece of advice that has ever been given is this: Those who are careful to cause no mischief, work no magic, and inflict no harm are protected by the foundational treaty of Fablehaven. This truth alone may be your strongest ally and your only defense.

One final note. The signs leading up to the front gate were not always there. In the late eighteenth century, before the guest register that controls access to Fablehaven was created, two poachers entered the property in search of big game. Needless to say, they found it. Or it found them. Many days later, the resident caretaker found them as well. Or at least he found their bodies of petrified stone. And thus the first signs outside the gates of Fablehaven were posted.

As caretaker you have accepted a most noble assignment. Keep your eyes open. Obey with exactness. Take risks only as the last resort and you will have a better chance at seeing another sunrise.

Welcome to Fablehaven.

Table of Contents


Artifacts and Items
Creatures
Demons
Dragons
Locations
Wizards
Miscellaneous

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The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
If you’ve never read the Fablehaven series, I urge you to give it a try. It is an epic fantasy series about a secret preserve for mythical creatures. Rules must be followed and keepers in Fablehaven are charged with watching over their realms. Each of the 5 books in the series are just as good as the next and Mull’s writing is compelling and smooth with a touch of humor. As you can imaging I was very excited to crack this book open. Not only was I not disappointed, I was also pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t any run of the mill “extra” book with a dry list of creatures and places. Mull’s writing skills spills over into the guide making it an experience not just a reference book. There is the list of objects, people, places, etc., put in an informing way, but also has little “hand-written” corrections, or notes, from some of the characters about whatever is being talked about. It really makes it an enjoyable time, sort of like you know the characters. I love the ending paragraph to the introduction – it sets the mood for the book. “As caretaker you have accepted a most noble assignment. Keep your eyes open. Obey with exactness. Take risks only as the last resort and you will have a better chance at seeing another sunrise. Welcome to Fablehaven.” The illustrations are beyond words, and bring the characters to life and reality to the objects. They really top off this book. Even the presentation – some script writing, notes, end pages – the book is really awesome. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
husbandandhusband More than 1 year ago
I can’t even tell you how incredibly surprised and excited I was to receive an email from Brandon Mull’s publicist offering Aaron and myself a free copy of Mull’s new novel The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven. Brandon Mull is one of my favorite authors. He is incredibly imaginative, a wizard with words, and an inspiration. His series Fablehaven is one of my ultimate favorite fantasy series of all time. I’ve kept up with it since book 1 first came out. In Mull’s five book series he has managed to create an unique world hidden within our own. I’ve given the entire collection 5/5 (You can see my reviews on each book in the older post section of Husbandandhusband.net.) I absolutely cherish these books and will continue to reread them throughout my life. I’ve passed these books on to many of our friends, family members, and even some of my older teachers I still am in contact with. If you like adventure, fantasy, hordes of fairies, villains to remember, countless demons, and true heroism than Fablehaven is the series for you. I can’t even tell you how incredibly surprised and excited I was to receive an email from Brandon Mull’s publicist offering Aaron and myself a free copy of Mull’s new novel The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven. Brandon Mull is one of my favorite authors. He is incredibly imaginative, a wizard with words, and an inspiration. His series Fablehaven is one of my ultimate favorite fantasy series of all time. I’ve kept up with it since book 1 first came out. In Mull’s five book series he has managed to create an unique world hidden within our own. I’ve given the entire collection 5/5 (You can see my reviews on each book in the older post section of Husbandandhusband.net.) I absolutely cherish these books and will continue to reread them throughout my life. I’ve passed these books on to many of our friends, family members, and even some of my older teachers I still am in contact with. If you like adventure, fantasy, hordes of fairies, villains to remember, countless demons, and true heroism than Fablehaven is the series for you. Full review at http://husbandandhusband.net/2015/10/13/book-review-the-caretakers-guide-to-fablehaven/
JBronder More than 1 year ago
If you have read the Fablehaven series, you will know that this is about magic preserves, locations for magical creatures to be safe from humans, and the adventures that involves them. I love this series and when I saw the opportunity to review The Caretaker’s Guide I had to jump on it. This book is filled with the difference magical creatures throughout all the preserves and some additional that have been included in the adventures. There are beautiful illustrations that add to the descriptions and helped me to understand what the creatures look like in Brandon Mull’s mind. But I have to say the best part are all the notes throughout for the locations and experiences with these creatures. It really linked the guide to the Fablehaven series. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, starting this series or a longtime lover, this book is a great addition. Now I’m going to read the Fablehaven series again. I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.