Review – Philippa Fisher and the Stone Fairy’s Promise by Liz Kessler

Published
03/06/2010

Publisher
Orion Children’s Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

ISBN
9781842559963

Format – Hardback 224 pages

My Rating – if you are a young girl (8-12) and like all things Faerie, 

This is the third Philippa Fisher story but it can easily be read as a stand-alone.  Philippa, our heroine, is spending the Christmas holidays in the village of Ravenleigh where she first met Robyn on a previous holiday.  Robyn and Daisy are her best friends but Daisy lives ATC (above the clouds) as she is a “fairy god-sister”. 

Unfortunately, Daisy and Philippa inadvertently swap places and are obliged to test the boundaries of their friendship by completing a very challenging mission involving the missing Stone Fairy.

It’s a very appealing read, targeted at girls aged 8 to 12 who appreciate good storytelling and feisty heroines.  Told from multiple points of view, the result is a fast paced, magical tale which shows the value of true friendship.  This is an ideal read for confident, independent readers and is enhanced by simple illustrations which break up the text.  My 6 year old daughter can’t wait to read it!

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