Doerrfeld, Cori Believe your Eyes (Cici: a Fairy’s Tale #1) 140 pgs. Graphic Universe (Lerner), 2016. $15.00 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G GRAPHIC NOVEL
Cici is about to turn 10 but she isn’t very excited about her
birthday, instead is she is upset that her dad moved out and her parents are
getting a divorce. When her Abuelita (grandmother) comes to stay with them,
Cici learns the family secret, she is a fairy. She only has a day to decide if
she wants to stay one. In the meantime, she is ignoring her own birthday to go
to a party her best friend wants to go to instead. With her new fairy sight she
discovers many things, not all of them good.
The fairy part of this story was more a gilding for all the real
life lessons about life, family, and friendship. It’s a darling graphic novel.
My only issue is that the cover is very child like and appealing, but the subjects
broached in the plot are better third grade plus, I can already foresee arguments
with first graders.
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie
Elementary School Librarian & Author.