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Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler Review

Title: Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister

Author: Liz Kessler

First published February 7, 2008

274 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 9781842556306 (ISBN10: 1842556304)

Rating: 3.94


In Liz Kessler’s Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister, Philippa’s attempts to summon a fairy have all gone in vain until she meets Daisy, a new girl at school who claims to be her fairy godmother – or rather, her fairy godsister, since they’re both the same age. However, Daisy isn’t particularly thrilled about being Philippa’s fairy godmother, but she has a mission to complete and is obligated to stick with Philippa until she fulfills her three wishes.

Follow Philippa and Daisy on their magical adventure filled with laughter and mishaps as they try to make Philippa’s wishes come true.

About the Author

Liz Kessler has written three captivating novels that follow the adventures of Philippa Fisher, as well as the highly acclaimed Emily Windsnap series, which has earned her a spot on the prestigious NEW YORK TIMES best-seller list. Currently residing in the bustling city of Manchester, England, Liz continues to inspire and engage readers with her imaginative storytelling skills.

Editoral Review

Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler is a heartwarming and magical tale that will enchant readers of all ages. Kessler, a British author known for her popular Emily Windsnap series, expertly weaves together themes of friendship, identity, and self-discovery in this charming middle-grade novel.

The story follows twelve-year-old Philippa Fisher, a quiet and imaginative girl who feels lost and alone at her new school. But when Philippa discovers that she has a fairy godmother named Daisy, her world is turned upside down.

With Daisy’s help, Philippa gains confidence and learns to navigate the challenges of adolescence, including tricky friendships, crushes, and family conflicts. Along the way, she discovers that magic can be both wonderful and unpredictable.

Kessler’s writing style is delightful and whimsical, evoking a sense of wonder and enchantment that will charm readers from the first page to the last. She creates a vivid and immersive world, full of magical creatures and enchanting landscapes, that readers will long to explore.

Her characters are also well-drawn and relatable, each with their own quirks and flaws. One of the strengths of the novel is its exploration of complex themes in a way that is accessible to young readers.

Philippa’s struggles with fitting in and finding her identity are universal experiences that many readers will be able to relate to. The novel also touches on issues of family conflict and divorce, providing a thoughtful and nuanced exploration of these sensitive topics.

While the novel is primarily aimed at young readers, there is also plenty here to delight adult readers who appreciate the charms of magical realism. Fans of authors such as Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern are sure to enjoy Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister.

That said, the novel is not without its flaws. Some readers may find the pacing a little slow at times, and there are moments where the plot feels predictable.

However, these minor quibbles do little to detract from the overall charm and whimsy of the novel. Overall, Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister is a charming and delightful novel that is sure to enchant readers of all ages.

Liz Kessler’s skillful storytelling and vivid imagination make this a magical and timeless tale that will delight readers for generations to come. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a heartwarming and magical read.

Rating: 4.5/5