Review~Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1~ Prilla's Talent

07 April 2010

Title: Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1~ Prilla's Talent
Author: Stefan Petrucha
Genre: Children's graphic novel
ISBN: 978-1-59707-186-4
Publication Date: April 2010 {13th}
Pages: 80
Price: $7.99 {paperback}
Publisher: Papercutz

" If you head toward the second star on your right and fly straight on till morning, you'll come to Never Land, a magical island where mermaids play and children never grow up. When you arrive, you might hear something like the tinkling of little bells. Follow that sound and you'll fine Pixie Hollow, the secret heart of Never Land...home of Tinker Bell and all her fairy friends." So begins the first graphic novel, and a series of incredible adventures.
In Disney Fairies #1~"Prilla's Talent", the first in an all-new series of graphic novels, Tinker bell and her friends are featured in the following four  stories:
*Prilla's Talent- Tinker Bell helps Prilla find her special fairy ability.
*Like the Wind- features the fastest flying fairy of all, Vidia!
*The Sound Of Friendship- Can Tinker Bell repair a special bell in time for the big Blue Bell Festival?
* Best of Friends- explores the relationship between Tinker Bell and Rani when their friendship is tested.

My thoughts:
We all love Tinker Bell and the other fairies. This graphic novel was a big hit with the girls and I've had to read it to the youngest I know about 20 times. The stories are really great for young girls and the illustrations are just as magical as Pixie Hollow.

* I received a copy of this graphic novel for review from AME. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion express is mine and mine alone*

Review~This One Is Mine by Maria Semple


Violet Parry is not Anna Karenina. Witty, affectionate, and fearsomely resourceful when she wants to be, she's a modern woman who has traded a great job for a picture-perfect Los Angeles life with her rock-and-roll-manager husband, David, and their darling daughter. She can speak French, quote Sondheim and whip up dinner from the vegetables in her garden. She has everything under control—except her own happiness. Driving the hills of Los Angeles, her sense of isolation grows with every curve. She has a chance encounter with Teddy Reyes, a roguish small-time bass player with a highly-evolved sexuality. He shows an interest. That's all it takes. Heedless of consequences, Violet embarks upon her monomaniacal journey towards destruction.

David’s sister Sally, in great shape but pushing forty, is on a mission of her own to attain exactly that status and security which Violet is so quick to abandon. Nothing can stop her—as is discovered by the unfortunate bystanders in her path, and by Jeremy, the sportswriter-savant she's desperate to marry before he achieves the television celebrity she knows is his destiny.

Consumed with recklessness, Violet and Sally overlook the possibility that David and Jeremy may deal some surprises of their own.

About the Author:
Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

My Thoughts:

For me the book started off a little slow, and it took me a bit to really get into it. But once I got past all that, I couldn't put it down. I figured things out about Jeremy before Sally did, I laughed and fell in love with Teddy. Violet, oh I connected with her in so many ways. My heart stopped when Dot fell and I wanted to hurt Kurt right along with David.
I fell hard for David, even though he can be an a** at times.
I cried at the end of the book, but would read it again and again just to see the love blossom between them all and know that in the end, everyone was ok with were they are in life.

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* i received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review*