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When twelve-year-old Birdie goes to meet her grandmother, who is estranged from Birdie's mother, she learns a secret which leads to fantastic adventures, new understanding, and a renewed closeness among members of her family.
Where do fairy godmothers come from? When Birdie goes to visit her grandmother for the first time, she learns that her grandmother is a fairy godmother--which means Birdie's a fairy godmother too! Trained by fairies in a magical land called Aventurine, human fairy godmothers have been hidden protectors of the world for centuries. Birdie' s family talisman, a singing stone, has been broken, and now only Birdie can use the stone to travel to Aventurine to repair it. When she gets there she meets Kerka, a warrior-like girl who has been sent to help her find the other half of the stone. Will Birdie and Kerka have the knowledge and strength to banish the shadow that has come over both the garden in Aventurine and Birdie's family? One thing's for sure--no one who travels to Aventurine will ever be the same again!For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series--fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues.The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to enter the world they visit in the books. There they can do activities both on- and offline, vote for things they'd like to see in the books, and connect with other Fairy Godmother Academy fans.Join the Fairy Godmother Academy!Visit the Web site for games, activities, and networking with friends! www.fairygodmotheracademy.com From the Trade Paperback edition.
For girls who have outgrown the American Girls books and Disney Fairies but aren't yet ready for Twilight.When Lilu Hart wakes to discover herself in Aventurine--the place where girls train to become fairy godmothers, keepers of the earth and all its inhabitants--her mission is to travel across a dangerous marshland to the Castle on Stilts, where she has to rescue a special bird's egg before a devastating magical hurricane hits. If Lilu is to succeed, she must first master her family's talent for weaving the elements. But how can Lilu braid moonbeams? And will she be able to succeed without her twin sister's help?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sumi Hara loves fashion. She always looks beautiful, and always wears the perfect outfit. When she arrives in Aventurine, Sumi is thrilled to learn that she's a shape-shifter. Unfortunately, she's not very good at shape-shifting yet, so she's given a guide named Kano--who's distractingly gorgeous in his human form. But right away they get off on the wrong foot; Sumi can't understand why this boy doesn't seem to like her. When they find out that an evil fairy queen holds the final mirror shard needed to complete their mission, Sumi will have to discover what true beauty and perfection are, or she could lose Kano and her chance to become a fairy godmother.Girl-powered adventure filled with danger and magic--perfect for girls who have outgrown the American Girls books and Disney Fairies.Visit FairyGodmotherAcademy.com.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Trinity has always been fearless--she loves climbing and finding the highest possible points to look out over New York City. In Aventurine, she arrives just as the fairy queens are meeting to determine the location of the baby that will one day succeed Queen Patchouli as the queen of all of Aventurine. The baby can be found in the dangerous land above the clouds, the Cantigo Uplands. The only way to reach this land is to climb the mile-high pine trees of the Cloud Forest. Trinity quickly volunteers for the mission. Armed with a kite to help her soar up into the clouds, Trinity's bravery will be tested as she faces monstrous enemies, makes strange new friends, and discovers her own special brand of magic.
For girls who are fans of Harry Potter and have outgrown the Disney Fairies series and the American Girl books, the Fairy Godmother Academy is the perfect series-fantasy books filled with magic and adventure but grounded by contemporary girls and issues. The series boasts an amazing Web site that allows girls to enter the world they visit in the books. There they can do activities both on- and offline, vote for things they'd like to see in the books, and connect with other Fairy Godmother Academy fans. Zally Guevara always knows where she's going. She has a passion for maps of all kinds and can't wait to pack her suitcase and explore the world. But Zally doesn't have to wait to get her wish. With the help of a cup of magical cocoa from her grandmother, she travels to a place that only girls training to become fairy godmothers can get to-the enchanted dreamland of Aventurine, a place that has no map. In Aventurine, Zally is given her quest: to save a fairy queen who has lost her will to live. Zally's companions are a young fairy with a broken wing, and a stallion prince. The trio's journey proves to be even more challenging than they could have imagined as they meet monsters and get lost in a ruined fairy city. All the while, Zally is making a map of Aventurine and discovering that she has a talent, passed down from generations of women in her family: understanding the thoughts of animals. But will this be enough to save the fairy queen and ensure that Zally can continue her fairy-godmother training? Join the Fairy Godmother Academy! Visit the Web site for games, activities, and networking with friends! www. fairygodmotheracademy. com
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