Thistle Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can't escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn't true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced School. What fairy would do such a thing?
As if that's not bad enough, Thistle's dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville has seen him. He's vanished like pixie dust. Her mom is distraught, and Thistle is worried. Where could he be?
Thistle and the Flutters, along with Dusty and Moss, are on both cases. Can they find out what happened to her dad and solve the Bad Fairy rumor? Thistle hopes so!
Age Range: 8-12
A Bad Fairy Adventure Series: Bad Fairy (#1) Bad Fairy Strikes Again (#2)
She has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.
Smiles and delight abound as I embark on a mystery adventure with Thistle and her fluttery friends. I immediately fell in love with them all.
We have a mystery to be solved. Thistle’s dad is missing.
As the gang investigates, Elaine Kaye’s creative writing made it so easy for me to visualize them fluttering through the forest. Each fairy has a uniquely cute personality. I want to meet them again. I want to hang out with them. If I physically stepped into the book, could I be a fairy too?
The message fits the story and blends in seamlessly.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Bad Fairy Strikes Again by Elaine Kaye.
I almost feel silly writing the actual rating, but I wanted to express how great this story is while recognizing that it’s not as awesome as the first book, but what sequel really is. This is a wonderful book whether at 5 or 4.75 stars. I’m just keeping it real (and apparently showing my age with that outdated catchphrase).
This magical world has again proven to be whimsical and light-hearted, and yet, still very capable of tackling some much-needed subjects concerning perception, judgment, and the treatment of others.
I like the way this book helps young readers cope with a sense of loss and acknowledging the empowerment that occurs when one takes responsibility for the betterment of all and not just one’s self. Some pretty deep stuff in a fluffy and sweet package.
I also adore the language of this book and have enjoyed watching the Instagram reels released to explain some of it. If you are not following this author, please consider it. It’ll brighten your day.
Disclaimer: I received a digital ARC with no obligation to review.
Highly recommended to young readers, girls and boys, and their families.
Bad Fairy Strikes Again is the second book of the Bad Fairy Adventure series. In this story, Thistle, nick-named "bad fairy" has a mystery to solve. Actually, several. First, where's her dad? Second, who's stealing fairy dust? Third, who's spreading rumors about her making fairies think she's a bad fairy?
It's a quick read and a fun romp through the whimsical world of the fairies. Young readers will enjoy the fun fairy words and following Thistle on her second adventure. They'll also learn some important lessons about friendship and acceptance. Appropriate for young middle-grade readers who enjoy fantasy and stories about fairies.
This second in the series of Bad Fairy Adventures is a bit more serious than the first. Thistle's father has gone missing. Fairy dust is being stolen. And there's another rumor going around about Thistle that simply can't be true! How is she going to discover the truth about it all? That, of course, is what this story is all about.
The lessons remain the same; friendship and acceptance are what is important.