Nesbit, E., The Phoenix and the Carpet. Random House Children’s Books, 2010. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G
Five children find a magical egg. When they light it, a phoenix hatches from the egg. The phoenix can grant three wishes a day, but these wishes can be problematic. Some wishes may find you stranded in a far away land or with too many cats in your yard. Can the 5 children get the hang of their wishes?
Although the text has some stereotypes and descriptions that are not as politically correct as today’s texts, this classic sequel to 5 Children and It is endearing and a great addition to any library. EL (4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.