May I help you? I'm reading..
When Laura emailed me about her book, I was really excited about it. She described it as being a fantasy novel, starring a corgi, perfect for 6-12 year olds. My first thought was, "OMG! Hadley is going to lovvvvve this in a few years!" She also said that any corgi lover would enjoy it as well. Hmmm, well then.. Corgi lover? Check. Have a kid? Check. Fantasy fan? Check! Let's read!
Here is the description from the back cover:
Pippin may look like a big-eared, short-legged dog, but he’s a magical corgi. Fairies ride corgis because they’re too small to ride horses. Pippin lives undercover with a human family but his secret mission is to serve Aliiana, an earth fairy, as her faithful steed.
Aliiana and Pippin learn that a thief has stolen the Ruseol Gem, the source of all good magic on Earth. If the thief destroys the Gem, all magic will wither and die—including Aliiana. Can they stop the thief before he kills magic?
The first thing I thought of when I started reading the book was that it was a cross between Lord of the Rings and Martha Speaks ( I watch a lot of cartoons these days). A group of mythical creatures get together to retrieve a rare gem, but it is set in modern day.. Oh and Pippin talks :) It is seriously, super cute, but dark enough that it will keep older kids interested and entertained.
I really liked that Laura actually has a corgi named Pippin (who has a Facebook page). She really brought a true corgi personality to the character. It was easy to imagine Laura's Pippin actually having this sort of adventure in real life (or at least day dreaming of it).
I am not the fastest reader.. I usually like to read a chapter or two of whatever I'm reading before bedtime, but I got through this pretty quickly for me.. about a week! Super easy to read and it kept me entertained. I definitely recommend if you have kids or if you love corgis!
Buy on Amazon.com