Zappa, Shana Muldoon and Ahmet Sage and the Journey to Wishworld (Star Darlings #1) 164 pgs. Disney Press, 2015. $12.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
is a whole other place with its own magical people. They survive off the power
of good wishes of humans from Wishworld (Earth). Sage is a young girl who has been accepted
to the Starling Academy, where she will be trained to grant these wishes when she
grows up. But right away she is assigned to a new experimental group called the
Star Darlings, where 12 young trainees get a chance to grant wishes right away.
Sage gets the call to go first and must travel to earth on shooting star in
order to find the child that needs a wish granted, but earth is strange place,
and Sage has a lot on her plate.
is seriously hard to describe since it builds a whole fantasy world, including
a 7 page glossary of unique Starland words! Honestly I am a bit torn about
adding this series to the library. It would be SO appealing to 1-2 grade girls
and is the size of a younger chapter book. But the vocabulary and content would be
better for 4 grade level. It’s almost sickly sweet and is for sure an over the top girly read, but
once you fall into the world, its actually fairly interesting. There are some
great lessons about friendship in this book as well. I think I will give it a
try with students readers and update this review.
EL (K-3), EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.