A magic spark

Jessica Young

Book - 2020

Ruby, Iris, and Pip first met on their first day of fairy school, and they immediately became best friends, testing their wings, and enjoying their magical adventures--but sometimes it takes a little time for a fairy to find her true magic spark.--

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Fantasy fiction
Illustrated works
Readers (Publications)
New York, NY : Acorn/Scholastic Press 2020.
Main Author
Jessica Young (author)
Other Authors
Marie Vanderbemden (illustrator)
First edition
Physical Description
51 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Ages 5-7.
K to Grade 3.
  • The magic pool
  • The cake
  • Star in a jar
  • The seeds
  • Surprise party.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

Three young fairies have short adventures in this early chapter-book series opener. Artistic Ruby, speedster Iris, and nurturing Pip go on a fairy school field trip, visiting the Crystal Pool, where each glimpses a hint of their special magic. In the second story, Pip drops by as Ruby bakes a cake (discovering her artistic magic at the decorating stage), with excuses for why he can't help her with each task--before being comedically cornered into doing the dishes in order to get to eat some. In the third, Iris attempts to fly to space to catch a star--using her speedy magic--before tiring out and using her coat to parachute back to her friends. In the fourth, Iris struggles to find patience as Pip waits for a seed to sprout only for Pip's plant-magic to kick in big. Finally, the trio plans a surprise party for their teacher to show off their new magic. Short, simple sentences make up the brief narration (never more than three sentences of exposition per page), complemented by short dialogue in speech balloons. The equally simple plotlines are easily digested by emerging independent readers and free of conflict or tension. Full-color art capitalizes on lively, expressive body language for clear, distinct characterization. Ruby and their teacher have dark-brown skin and curly hair; Iris has medium-brown skin and blue hair; Pip's White. Gentle fun that prioritizes its readers' needs. (guide to drawing Ruby, story prompt) (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-7) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.