Granted

Written by John David Anderson

This has two things that appeal to children: fairies and a dog!
Anderson does a thorough job of creating a wonderful fairy world. Because of that world-building the start of the book might be a bit slow for some readers, but if they stick with it, they will have an enjoyable experience. Ophelia is a fairy. Not just any fairy. A fairy who grants wishes. The magic in the human world is dwindling so very few wishes are granted now and Ophelia has yet to grant a wish. Each year she hopes to get to help someone and finally, her own wish is granted when she is assigned to help Kasarah Quinn. Kasarah wishes for a bicycle. It seems like a simple wish, but things are not always as it seems and Ophelia finds herself in a grand adventure. With the help of Sam the dog and her best friend Charlie, Ophelia might just make a wish come true. Readers will come to love Sam right away. I really like Charlie. Suit rumpled, hair always askew, but loyal and true. For those who enjoy fairies and friendship, this is the book for you.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Granted
Written by John David Anderson
Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
325 pages
Release Date: February 13, 2018
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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