Molly Spungle

Mystery of The Red Stone

Children - Grade 4th-6th
190 Pages
Reviewed on 09/13/2017
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Author Biography

Jessie L. Best creates mystical, fantasies for middle graders. With enchanting story lines and vibrant characters, she strives to make the unbelievable become real. Along the way children will learn about friendships, loyalty and the triumph of good over evil.
Jessie also writes YA novels.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Patricia Bell for Readers' Favorite

Molly Spungle: The Secret of Red Stone by Jessie L. Best is a middle grade story that starts out with Molly, a spungle fairy, who finds herself being tricked by the evil Jar-ed, who wants to steal her magic. With broken wings, an injured man to care for and no way to get home, Molly embarks on a journey to save the man, who she finds out is a king, mend her broken wings, and ultimately find a way to save her fairy kingdom from being destroyed by the evil Jar-ed and his men. With her magical red stone, Ran-da the dragon, and new-found friends Hoddi and King Simon, Molly can’t go wrong. Or can she?

Molly Spungle: The Secret of Red Stone is the beginning of a heroic tale of a young fairy with a big heart. It’s also a story of love, loyalty, and bravery with a splash of magic that’s sure to appeal to kids of all ages. As Molly learns the mystery behind Red Stone and its extraordinary powers, she also finds out interesting information about her parents. This is the first in a series of stories for kids ages ten and up. Although it contains all of the classic elements of a good versus evil fairy tale, Jessie L. Best has added elements to make this story unique. I enjoyed the tale and can’t wait to find out what Molly and the rest of the spungle fairies have planned next. Thank you, Jessie, for a fascinating fairy tale.