The Fairies of Turtle Creek
(Magical realism for readers age 9 and up. Fantasy and history all mixed together, with a cross-generational relationship between an eccentric grandmother and a skeptical granddaughter.)
Thirteen-year-old Claire has deep concerns about her brother who is away fighting in the Iraq war. When her quirky and estranged grandmother comes to live with her distressed family, Claire is cynical. It's through Grandma Faye's stories of being a thirteen year old in Dallas, Texas in the 1920's that opens Claire's heart to love and belief in other things you can only see with your heart.
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- Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
- Format: Unabridged
I found this story to be beautiful and a very pleasant listen. A young girl is visited by a grandmother who she hardly knows. Only having few and strange memories of visiting her. Before her grandmother arrives Claire begins to notice small incidents and she is not exactly ecstatic to have to spend time with her weird relative.
As she begins to spend time with her grandmother and learn more about who she is and her belief in fairies, the magical world begins to slowly show itself to Claire and brings her closer to her grandmother than she ever thought she could be.
It is a very cute story about a girl and her grandmother finding a connection to each other. The blossoming of a young girl's mind as the opens up to different ideas and worlds.
I really enjoyed the story, watching Claire become more aware of the magical world around her and find a connection to her grandmother was endearing. I recommend it to young and old, looking for a cute fairy-tale. The narrator Sarah Chevalier does a great job of giving a voice to Claire and has a very soothing and beautiful voice.
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