Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review: A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story by A.J. York

by A.J. York
Children's Holiday Fiction
32 pages
ages 4+

Upstairs in the Anderson’s attic there is chatter coming from the Christmas, Easter and Halloween boxes. Someone new has arrived. Tallulah the Christmas Fairy wakes to find herself attached to the top of a tree. She soon makes friends and has a magical first Christmas. Once the festivities are over, Tallulah finds herself in the attic with the other decorations from Easter and Halloween. Each year they watch the seasons change as they wait excitedly for their turn to go downstairs. Until one day new boxes appear and then the unthinkable happens. A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story is a magical and uplifting tale for the whole family.


If you're looking for a cute story to read to kids around Christmas, this one should definitely be on your list (although it does cover several other holidays and could be read all year around).

Tallulah is a sweet little fairy brings the world of holiday ornaments to life. She's warm hearted, curious and all those things which make a character unforgettable and lovable. Fun and friendship are never far behind no matter where she appears, and this warm attitude is addictive.

The story is wonderfully written. The world around Tallulah comes to life, and I had no problem diving into her story. There's never a dull moment as the plot thickens in a light but exciting adventure. Although there are some moments where the reader wonders how Tallulah and her friends will find their way, there's always a sprinkle of humor to keep it magical.

This is a short read, which it makes it perfect for a nice evening read or a last bedtime story. Kids ages 4 and up will enjoy having this as a read-aloud where older ones will have no trouble zipping through the pages.

All about. . .
A.J. YORK!!!

A. J. York is the author of the middle grade fantasy series called The Delilah Dusticle Adventures. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden and raised in the UK, A.J. York's first love was telling stories through drama. 

"I have always enjoyed making up characters and their life stories, therefore I jumped at the chance to study theatre at the University of Brighton.  I later trained as a drama teacher and I have a Master's degree from Goldsmiths. I have gone back to my roots and I now live in Gothenburg. People have told me they love reading my stories and I hope you have fun reading them too!" A.J. York

Twitter: @delilahdusticle

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