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By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Grounded fairy learns to let her heart lead in magical tale.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

We love Granted

My daughter and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERY MINUTE and every page of this story!!! She is a tough cookie when it comes to books. This one was a bit "too long" according to her. BUT, after we got started, we FELL IN LOVE with the FANTASY and sweet story- we could have stayed in that world for a thousand more pages!!!!!!!!!!! She is under the impression that ALL books are SAD (and I agree that unfortunately way too many are)! WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THIS ONE IS NOT!!!!!!!!! Thank you for reading. I hope you too will read it and have a forever HAPPY memory!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

Like a secret wish whispered into the world, John David Anderson's wistful story about a plucky young fairy trying to help keep magic alive is about hope and dreams of change against very long odds. Anderson (Posted, The Dungeoneers) writes with gentle compassion for his characters, from ambitious Ophelia to the wounded creatures she encounters on her quest. While granting a human's wish has long been Ophelia's own great wish, her unexpected adventures cause her to re-examine her beliefs about tradition, want, generosity, and kindness -- the rule-follower, imagining a better way, starts to rebel.

The story's beating heart is Sam, an abused and abandoned stray dog who helps Ophelia even when she tries to go it alone. He sticks by her with simple, straightforward loyalty: "Because you are broken and lost and I licked you, so now we are friends."

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