Barb Bentler Ullman
- Title: Whistle Bright Magic
- Author: Barb Bentler Ullman
- ISBN: 9780061882869
- Page: 496
- Format: Hardcover
It has been twenty years since the time of The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood, and grownup Willa has returned to Plunkit with her daughter, Zelly Willa can t see the fairies any, but Zelly can, and she meets an unusual boy the last remaining fairy child living in Nutfolk Wood, Ronald Whistle Bright.Hard times have befallen the fairy town of Nutfolk Wood, but Whistle Bright iIt has been twenty years since the time of The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood, and grownup Willa has returned to Plunkit with her daughter, Zelly Willa can t see the fairies any, but Zelly can, and she meets an unusual boy the last remaining fairy child living in Nutfolk Wood, Ronald Whistle Bright.Hard times have befallen the fairy town of Nutfolk Wood, but Whistle Bright is determined to stay in his forest village, even though humans are sure to destroy it And Zelly wants to stay in the small town of Plunkit, even though her mother insists that they return to their lives in the big city Zelly is convinced that she belongs in Plunkit, and only there will she find out about her father, who disappeared when she was three.In their quest to stay in the place that they love, the tiny Nutfolk boy and the human girl become allies, and both are surprised by the unexpected things that can happen in life.Barb Bentler Ullman s follow up to The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood is another charming story infused with magic and hopefulness.
Recent Comments "Whistle Bright Magic"
1. The only thing that bothered me was that Willa became a city girl when in the first book she loved and thrived in the country. I know she went because of her husband but still.2. This book had more interaction with the Nutfolk than the first book. And speaking of that. What's going on with Zelly and Whistle? Is he going to become human or is she going to become fairy so they can be together? The whole book hinted there was something different about Zelly and then at the end Whistle says, "at [...]
This was a sweet middle grade book for girls who love fairies, but it also had some depth to it that I didn't expect. It doesn't shy away from difficult topics like divorce and a child wanting to know her father. While I liked the fairy stuff that was in it, I felt like it wasn't very developed. I'd really love to read her first book, which received a lot of praise and is apparently about the mother in this story when she was younger and interacted with the fairies. Most of this book was focused [...]
2nd book in nutfolk tale20 years laer Zelly and her mother Willa return for Willa's mother's funeralZelly can see the nutfolk like her mother could as a child, when she learns this she is drawn into saving the endangered community
The concept here was an interesting one, and maybe its intended audience would enjoy it more than I did, but I was annoyed by the sloppy writing. There are so many books in the middle grade group which don't suffer from this problem that I always find myself bothered. [Feb. 2011]
A delightful tale for 3rd and 4th graders of Zelly, her cousins, her mother and the wee folk of Nutfolk wood.
Fine, but it didn't really strike me as being outstanding.
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