First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts- Lari Don

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 26•12

Synopsis: Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn’t best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn’t entirely normal … nor are his friends.

Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world filled with magic rituals, fantastic creatures, and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everything hinges on finding the lost Book of Wisdom before the Winter Solstice. Can Helen work out the riddles and help her new friends to make amends for a foolish prank?

First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts offers a wonder-filled mixture of fable and fiction, woven into an exciting race through Scotland’s diverse landscapes and accompanied by an array of creatures from legend and folklore.

Review: It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book involving fantastical features, even longer since I’ve read a middle grade book that really got my imagination whirring away. First Aid for Fairies is a fun story where the main character Helen stumbles into a world she didn’t know existed and ends up making a difference where she had no idea she even could. Pretty much exactly what I’ve always thought a middle grade story should be. Bring on the wonder!

Normally, Helen would be a character I would consider kind of dull and unimaginative but I think in the context of this story, she worked well. The basic It’s easy to put yourself in her shoes and get whisked away in her story. I loved, loved, loved how many different magical creatures were featured in this book. They all managed to bring back little pieces of stories we all grew up with and get me thinking about “what if”? So much fun!

While I would absolutely recommend this book to any older readers looking to spike their imaginations a bit, who I really recommend this book for are kids in the 9-12 age range.

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