Return to Fern Valley

Another Collection of Short Stories

Children - Adventure
152 Pages
Reviewed on 01/13/2016
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Author Biography

Aileen Stewart is the award winning author of the Fern Valley Series as well as the new Quack and Daisy Picture Book Series, a public speaker, amateur photographer, a blogger, and SCBWI member. In addition, she hosts writing workshops for children in first to sixth grade, offers library and school visits, and speaks at events. She resides in lovely Shelby, Ohio with her beautiful daughter, wonderful husband, and their crazy cats Max, Daisy, and Fluffy. Her motto is “Kids Who Read Can Do Anything!”

    Book Review

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.