Truly the Fairy and the Great Holiday Rescue

Children - Grade K-3rd
32 Pages
Reviewed on 01/13/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Meet Truly the Fairy in 'Truly the Fairy and the Great Holiday Rescue,' written and illustrated by Lana VanValkenburgh-Bennett. Truly loves to spend most of her time at The Storyteller's Cottage where she plays games with Draco the Dragon, and listens to Helga the Hedgehog telling fairytales. It is December and all the leaves have fallen from the trees. As Truly reaches home from school, a postcard with a picture of The Storyteller's Cottage on the front lands on her head. It is from Draco, inviting her to spread some holiday cheer. Truly flies right to the Cottage and helps Draco and Helga to put up the Christmas lights. Suddenly an icy gust of wind blows the door open and a piece of paper lands at their feet. It is a message asking for help and they also have to find Cocoa, the pet reindeer who is lost. Will Draco, Helga, and Truly be able to answer the cry for help and also find Cocoa?

The story is wonderfully whimsical and takes young readers on a magical adventure along with Draco, Helga, and Truly the Fairy. The story captures the essence and beauty of the Christmas season and the wonderful illustrations by the author bring the characters alive and make the scenes vivid to readers. This book is perfect to give as a gift during the Christmas season and in fact any time of the year. All the characters are adorable and tutors can use the book in classrooms and school libraries for storytelling and read aloud sessions, especially during December.