Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite
Our favorite barnyard characters are back in Return to Fern Valley: Another Collection of Short Stories by author Aileen Stewart. These 12 stories are entertaining and fun for middle-grade readers. You will meet chickens Roberta and Mildred Cornstalk, Jason Curlytail (a pig with five brothers and one sister), turkeys Alice and Henrietta Redfeather, and many more adorable animal characters. More interesting things happen such as people getting locked out of houses, a new baby is expected, clues are hidden in a book, and much, much more. Every chapter contains a subtle lesson for young ones. Each chapter is the appropriate length for a single reading session, either by the child alone or with a parent.
Return to Fern Valley: Another Collection of Short Stories by author Aileen Stewart is a wonderful collection of easy-to-read stories with colorful animal characters that are easily relatable to children. Return to Fern Valley is great for bedtime reading, library readings, or teachers reading to students a chapter per day. Kids love to read about adventures and Stewart has created a dozen adventures for kids to enjoy. The beauty of Return to Fern Valley: Another Collection of Short Stories is that it follows a group of wonderful animals who live in a rural farm area. They play together and face many of the same situations that children everywhere do. Parents will like the lessons that the kids will learn and apply from having read Return to Fern Valley.