With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (May 8 2012)
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First of all I have to thank Judy for sending this one to me. You're the best!
I loved, loved, loved this one! I really can't say that enough.
This book started out as my "bathroom book", and quickly got pounced upon every chance I got, so I could finish the adventure.
The reviews up top in the synopsis say it's a cross between Alice in Wonderland and The Golden Compass. I beg to differ. I do agree on Alice, but even the book seems strangely familiar to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Still, either way you see it, makes for a great read!
This magical adventure never slowed down either. That was super fantastic. Most stories take a minute to pick up speed, or start out fast and fizzle halfway through. Not this one!
A few words I don't think kids, especially teens, would understand. They may feel frustrated having to look things up though and not really know what the author meant. That is my only critique, though only slight.
5/5 (If I could give 10/5 I would!)
Recommend? Do you really need to ask??? YES!!!!!
~I received a copy from a friend. I was not compensated for my opinion.~