Kids Book of The Week:
When Iris’s Grandmother passed, she left behind her house and all her possessions, including 5 wooden fairy dolls. It was all very strange. Why her? She was only 11 years old. A house? Dolls? She didn’t play with dolls anymore. The one condition for her to keep her new house was that she was required to live in it. This is the same house where all the weird things happened, and it was out in the woods, in a new town.
Being the “new kid,” in a new town is weird enough, especially moving into a house with so many mysteries. And it doesn’t take long before things start to happen, unexplainable things, strange things. Before they even get there, on the way to the house, on the dirt road leading to it, she sees a little boy on a swing disappear in mid-swing, in a burst of light.
Of course she tells her Dad, they stop the car and look for him, but he’s gone. He didn’t see it. He doesn’t believe her. She has no friends here and her Dad thinks she has “issues,” since the death of her mother.
What can she do? Who can she tell? Who would believe her? She wonders if she should try to find him? What if you see things all the time that nobody else sees? Are you crazy?
11 year old Iris uncovers her own strange past and learns that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. Come with her and find yourself in the magical world of Fairalon, but be wary of the strange creatures you meet there.
Fairalon explores themes of trust, loneliness, friendship, and self-reliance with a sprinkle of budding romance in this coming of age action filled story.
Fairalon is a MG/YA fantasy novel with 30 full color illustrations.