Bloom

Bloom

Book - 2016
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When the glass kingdom begins cracking, the king and queen fail in their quest to get help from the fairy Bloom, who can work great magic but was banished because of her muddy boots and messiness, so they send Genevieve, an ordinary girl who will do what it takes to save the day
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442406209
1442406208
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Small, David 1945-- Illustrator

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GSPLjodie Apr 05, 2016

Wonderful girl-power book about hard work, determination and the joy of getting your hands dirty.

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marthabwaters
Mar 28, 2016

I loved this, but I definitely think it's one of those picture books that will be appreciated more by older kids. The messaging in it is a bit high-level for the littler ones, but I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book despite that fact. Adults and older kids will get the story, while little ones can merely enjoy the gorgeous artwork.

ChristchurchKids Mar 21, 2016

Problem-solving isn't always a tidy process, and no one understands this better than Bloom, the mud fairy. Despite her practical magic (she can turn weeds into flowers and sand into glass), Bloom is banished by the prim rulers of the glass kingdom because she leaves too many muddy footprints. Yet when the glass castle begins to crack, a servant girl named Genevieve is dispatched to retrieve Bloom -- though the results of her mission may not be what the rulers expected! This lively, unusual fairy tale is sure to inspire kids to get their own hands dirty. For another book about not getting stressed about mess, check out Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story.

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Erika_W
Jan 17, 2017

Erika_W thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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GSPLjodie Apr 05, 2016

"There is no such thing as an ordinary girl"

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