Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wings: a fairy tale

Wings: a fairy tale
By E.D. Baker
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2008. 307 pgs. Juvenile chapter book.

Tamisin is not ordinary, by any means. She has pointed ears, sparkling freckles, and an insatiable need to dance during a full moon. However, when wings start sprouting on her back, she knows there is more to her story than just being a little unusual. The only person who seems to have answers is the mysterious Jak, who may not be entirely trustworthy.

This is a charming, innocent fairy tale with adventure, magic, and even a dash of gentle romance. Wings is an excellent book for those who have enjoyed other fairy tales such as those by Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.

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