Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Wishflower Field-Marie's Triumph by Jennifer Fallow (review)

The Wishflower Field Marie's Triumph (book 1) 
The Wishflower Field-
Marie's Triumph (1)
 
By Jennifer Fallaw
 
Genre: Youth
 Published Dec 2011
Pages: 116
View on Goodreads.
 
 
Summary:  Have you or someone you know ever suffered from night terrors? Do you know a child who is letting fear get the best of them? Give them The Wishflower Field: Marie's Triumph and empower them to take control back.

The story of a girl who learns to view fearful situations as opportunities to be strong. Guidance from loved ones and a new found inner strength, help her face her monster in her re-occuring nightmare and find her way to The Wishflower Field, a place of infinite possiblities. Lessons learned and wonderous adventure await her in this heavenly dream land and leave her with a quest to find her way back.
 
 
 

Review:  A cute story about a girl named Marie who has been having nightmares about shadows and being chased by a monster. Now it is affecting her when she is awake. Afraid to open the closet, or be alone. After failing to alleviate her daughters fears, mom calls in reinforcements... Grandma! Grandma tell her of a special place called the Wishflower Field. A special place she can go, if she confronts her fear...

The story is enjoyable, but the age is hard to pinpoint. The theme for night terrors is often younger kids but this girl seems to be between 6-9. For which the book is also more suitable for. Too long for a young child and not many pictures to keep them entertained for long.

This book is book 1 or a series. I am intrigued enough to read into the next book but I feel the author left too much of a cliffy for the younger kids who will likely forget all about this book by the time the next one comes out. However, I suppose that depends on how long that takes between each book. That is part of the reason for the rating as it is. Potentially it could be a four if the books come out back-to-back to aid a childs memory of the series.

Overall, a neat story. I love the idea of the wishflower field. Wish I could go! I look forward to seeing where things go with Marie and the friend she makes in this first story.

 
Special thanks to Momma Says Read and the author for providing me a free copy of this book!  
 

5 comments:

  1. This looks like a really sweet read and a great one to share with the kidlets - that is the one thing I miss about mine growing up, not being able to read his books with him and when he is not looking LOL Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us :)

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    1. Yea, reading to and with the kids is such a wonderful time to share. :)

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  2. Great review. This book sounds really cute. <3

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    1. It is. Although I need to remember to look for the next book!

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  3. Oh I just love this!! Night terrors can really be awful! What an inspiring read!

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