Synopses & Reviews
This guidebook to the Fablehaven magical preserve is filled with everything a new Caretaker might need to know in order to survive. There are entries detailing important information about artifacts large and small, a complete bestiary of creatures (from fairies to trolls to satyrs), a guide to identifying demons, dragons, and wizards as well as valuable insights into the other magical preserves.
Immerse yourself into the secret knowledge that has been handed down through the generations by reading the updates and notes written in the margins by the former Caretakers of Fablehaven, including Grandpa Sorenson, Kendra, and Seth. Fully-illustrated, this unique encyclopedia has gathered the world of Fablehaven into one volume.
Scattered throughout the book are colorful fairies that also mark some of the characters, artifacts, and creatures that will be featured in the upcoming sequel series, Dragonwatch.
"Each story flows into the next with humor, cleverness and an oddly absorbing realism…Gidwitz plays fast and loose, with reality a springboard from which to reapproach age-old stories."
* "Gidwitz is back with a second book that, if possible, outshines A Tale Dark and Grimm. This book begs to be read aloud, preferably to children who delight equally in hearing about pools of vomit and blood and about triumphant heroes."
* "The grossness quotient has gone up in Gidwitzs companion to A Tale Dark and Grimm, his grisly reimagining of classic fairy tales. Translation: this second foray is even more enjoyable than the authors acclaimed debut."
"Compulsively readable and just as read-out-loudable."
"This companion to A Tale Dark and Grimm (Dutton, 2010) echoes the tone and style of the earlier installment as it follows Jack and Jill on their adventures. Gidwitz pulls from many fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk, The Frog Prince, and The Emperors New Clothes, to weave his story together and makes up some lore of his own along the way. It is an enjoyable, creative read rife with fairy tale violence and injury befalling the intrepid heroes and their clever, cautious, talking three-legged frog sidekick. The adults in this novel are not kind or loving, leaving the children to their own devices. Ultimately, the cousins find happiness in themselves and each other as they learn to really see themselves."
Fablehaven, a sanctuary for mystical creatures, survives as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Kendra and her brother Seth do not know their grandfather is the current caretaker, but they soon face the challenge of their lives when powerful forces of evil are unleashed.
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken -- Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good -- powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.
Brandon Mull spins his richest and most thrilling fantasy tale yet in this third book of the Fablehaven series.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Danger lurks everywhere at Fablehaven, where someone has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn, now that long trusted allies have been revealed as potential foes. Kendra embarks on a special mission that only she can attempt because of her new abilities as fairykind, while Seth stays behind and discovers an incredible new talent of his own. The siblings are put to the test as the threat grows both abroad and home at the Fablehaven preserve...
Take caution ahead!
If you dare, join Jack and Jill as they embark on a harrowing quest through a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Follow along as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true in this hair-raising companion to Adam Gidwitzs widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark and Grimm.
An Oprah Kids Reading List Pick
A New York Times bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best New Book of the Week Pick
For more twisted tales look for A Tale Dark and Grimm
About the Author
Brandon Mull is the author of the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;USA TODAYandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Wall Street Journalandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandonandrsquo;s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor.Brandon Dormanandnbsp;isandnbsp;the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;The Wizardandlt;/iandgt;, both by Jack Prelutsky; andandlt;iandgt; The Christmas Sweater andlt;/iandgt;by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young Universityandmdash;Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Mandatory Vacation
Chapter 2 Collecting Clues
Chapter 3 The Ivy Shack
Chapter 4 The Hidden Pond
Chapter 5 Journal of Secrets
Chapter 6 Maddox
Chapter 7 Prisoner in a Jar
Chapter 8 Retaliation
Chapter 9 Hugo
Chapter 10 Midsummer Eve
Chapter 11 Aftermath
Chapter 12 Inside the Barn
Chapter 13 An Unexpected Message
Chapter 14 Trolling for Grandpa
Chapter 15 The Far Side of the Attic
Chapter 16 The Forgotten Chapel
Chapter 17 A Desperate Gamble
Chapter 18 Bahumat
Chapter 19 Farewell to Fablehaven