In celebration of the Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy, I have been given the opportunity to review the book Maddie World which is from this series. Enjoy!
Series: Three Lost Kids Series, Book 3
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Description: Too scared to stand up to the bullies or tell her teachers, 9-year-old Maddie decides she's never going to school again. Too bad her parents don't agree. Depressed and feeling hopeless, she doesn't expect to discover the secret door to her magical world in an old box in her bedroom. Only Maddie World isn't the beautiful paradise she's always imagined. When Maddie, her two sisters and her dog TayTay are thrown into the middle of a Fairy War, Maddie has to learn to stand up for herself and face her fears, or her sisters will be stuck in a Fairy dungeon forever! Will Maddie find the courage to do what she must, without becoming a bully herself? Find out with the this third book in the The Three Lost Kids Special Edition Trilogy. ~~~ With full color illustrations by Josh Evans, Maddie World bridges the gap between picture books and chapter books, offering children 4-9 years old a new, exciting reading journey. Look for the rest of the Three Lost Kids Trilogy—Lexie World and Bella World—if you like enchanted Unicorns, Fairies, and more adventures through magical worlds with great life lessons for kids!
Review: Maddie World is book three in the Three Lost Kids series. I have not had the privilege of reading the first two books, but you don't have to read them in order to understand what is happening. These books are all geared for early adolescents and each have some concept that might help make our children to grow into healthier, happier adults. This particular story is focused on Bullying. Maddie is bullied by a girl at school in the beginning and refuses to stand up for herself. No matter what her family tells her, she is determined not to go back to school to face her fears. In an effort to cheer her up, her two sisters take a cardboard box and turn it into "Maddie World." What they didn't realize was that as soon as they crawled into the box, it really transported them into Maddie World. Upon entering the new world, they are transformed into other people. For instance, Maddie becomes a fairy. Since the world is for Maddie, they are dropped into the middle of a Fairy War that will require bravery and self confidence to end. This is Maddie's task. She must end the war in order for them to return to their own world and to save Maddie World from destruction. Since it is a short story, I will not give away how Maddie saves the world, but she learns how to stand up for herself in the process. When she returns home, she is mentally equipped to handle being bullied at school. One of the things I really like about the story is that the end of the book comes with questions that you can use to help start a discussion about bullying and what to do to stop it. It's a cute story that will hopefully help the battle against bullying.
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