Fairy Realm: The Charm Bracelet
Emily Rodda
HarperTrophy (2009)
ISBN 9780060095857
Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 8) for Reader Views (9/09)

 

This book is about a girl, named Jessie, with long red hair. Jessie is visiting her grandmother at Blue Moon. Her grandmother has a secret garden in her backyard full of trees, flowers and a big hedge. Jessie doesn’t know that her grandmother is a magical fairy queen from a Fairy Realm. One day Jessie went into the secret garden and heard voices coming from the hedge calling her. She stepped into the hedge and sees an elf woman and a horse. Jessie couldn’t believe where she was! Jessie also saw flowers, trees, and a big magical castle far away. Jessie spent the rest of the story trying to save the Fairy Realm from the evil, wicked Valda, grandmother’s cousin who was trying to take over the garden.

My favorite part of the story is when Jessie first enters the Fairy Realm. She meets all kinds of new friends and discovers all these new magical things and places. The chapter “Panic!” had a lot of action in it. I enjoyed reading “Fairy Realm: The Charm Bracelet” by Emily Rodda and can’t wait to go to the book store to find more Fairy Realm books.

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