Banks, Rosie Enchanted Palace (Secret Kingdom #1) 128 pgs, Scholastic Inc., 2014. $4.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Ellie, Jasmine, and Summer finds a beautiful box at a rummage sale.
They take it home and try to discover a way to open it, on a tiny mirror they
discover a riddle. When they solve the riddle they meet a real fairy and the
King of the Secret Kingdom. They are whisked away to help the kingdom defeat
the threat of the evil Queen Malice. She has thrown down 6 evil thunderbolts,
and its up to the girls to help get rid of at least one of them. Together they
throw the King a birthday party and hope to defeat the evil spell.
I think students will adore this book. For being so girly, it
stays just below the level of sickly sweet and manages to have a fun plot that
make sense. There are plenty of small illustrations and the cover is appealing
to young girls.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.