Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dream Maker's Daughter

Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2009
Pages: 270
Source: ARC from Picnic Basket
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4202-0
Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker’s Daughter by Liz Kessler was a wonderful book.
If you weren’t quite sure fairies existed then this book will make you a believer. Philippa Fisher has a fairy god-sister named Daisy. The problem is she can’t tell anyone. She’s already lost her best friend Charlotte by letting her know she believes in fairies. When Philippa wins vacation tickets for herself and her parents she has no idea that the fairies are directing her path. As they are trying to decide where to go on vacation a butterfly lands on the map and does a little dance. They decide this is an omen and head off on their vacation.

Robyn Fairweather’s father runs a used book store. Robyn and Philippa meet in the local ceramic shop. Annie, the shop owner orchestrated their meeting. However, Robyn’s father catches her there and orders her home. Annie had been the best friend of Robyn’s deceased mother. Since her mother’s death, Annie’s father wants nothing to do with her and doesn’t want her daughter around her. Secrets are keeping friends apart and tearing a family apart. Can Philippa’s fairy help bring them all together? This was a wonderful book. I cried near the end when I found out some of the secrets. I can’t wait for my students to get their hands on this book. I gave it a 5 out of 5 rating.

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