Cici A fairy's tale

Cori Doerrfeld

Book - 2016

"A lot is changing for Cici. Her parents are separating, her wacky abuela is moving in, and on her tenth birthday, she wakes up with fairy wings! Cici's new magical powers let her see people as they truly are. But what she learns about her friends and family isn't always easy to accept. She has only one day to decide whether to keep her wings. When Cici wishes life could just be normal again, will she choose to believe in the power of fairies?"--Page 4 of cover.

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Subjects
Genres
Fantasy comics
Graphic novels
Published
Minneapolis, MN : Graphic Universe, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc [2016]-
Language
English
Item Description
Description based on volume 1.
Physical Description
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Audience
Ages 7-11.
ISBN
9781467761529
9781467795715
9781467761536
9781512430684
Main Author
Cori Doerrfeld (author)
Other Authors
Tyler Page, 1976- (illustrator)
  • v.1.
  • Believe your eyes
  • v. 2.
  • Truth in sight
  • v. 3.
  • A
  • Perfect view
Review by Booklist Reviews

So far, Cici's tenth birthday isn't shaping up well. For starters, her dad just left, her crazy abuela moved in, and her best friend wants to go to a party thrown by the popular girls. This all would be more than enough to handle, but on the morning of her birthday, Cici wakes up with . . . wings?? Thankfully, her grandmother is here to help her out, explaining that fairies run in the family, and Cici has begun to discover her powers. But Cici has only one day to decide if she wants to embrace her fairy heritage or forget and be human. The bold panels are large and bright, making it easy for younger readers to follow along. Cici's adventures are humorously depicted. Her fairy sight allows her to see things as they are, which means her multitasking mom suddenly has octopus arms, and the popular girls are all identical, chattering hens. The multicultural cast and universal themes make this a promising start to a series and a solid introduction to graphic novels. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–5—Ten-year-old Cici has been through a lot. Her parents announce that they are getting divorced, she feels pressured by her friend to grow up, and she suddenly realizes she has magical powers. And now Cici has only one day to decide whether to keep her newfound powers or discard them. The story moves exceptionally fast, rapidly switching between scenes, which makes it difficult for readers to connect with the characters or learn about their motivations. Refreshingly, Cici's problems don't magically go away by the end, and while she loses some friends, she winds up with stronger ties to her family. The illustrations are colorful and wonderfully explore the magical world. VERDICT A decent graphic novel addition.—Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI [Page ]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A lot is changing for Cici. Her parents are separating, her wacky abuela is moving in, and on her tenth birthday, she wakes up with fairy wings! Cici's new magical powers let her see people as they truly are. But what she learns about her friends and family isn't always easy to accept. She has only one day to decide whether to keep her wings. When Cici wishes life could just be normal again, will she choose to believe in the power of fairies?