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|Maggie and the wish fish|
Author: Baker, E. D.
Second book--Eight-year-old Maggie finds it harder each day to get along with her stepmother and stepsiblings, but a talking fish promises to grant a wish if she will free him.
Magic Animal Rescue, 2
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 189151
School Library Journal (11/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2016 Gr 1–4—In Flying Horse, Maggie's father has remarried and her new siblings just don't seem to like her. She has a particularly hard time getting along with stepbrother Peter. He is often short-tempered, and everything she does annoys him. Plus, her stepmother gives her chore after chore, and Maggie can't keep up. Thankfully she lives by the enchanted forest with all its magical creatures—including a kindly unicorn and whimsical fairies. Maggie comes across a tiny flying horse who needs her help. Fortunately, she remembers her grandmother's tales of a man who takes care of magical creatures, and Maggie is determined to find him. Braving mischievous goblins and angry trolls, the girl sets out to save this wee creature, even if it means angering her stepfamily. In Wish Fish, Maggie continues to struggle to be accepted by her unloving stepfamily. Things often go awry with her tasks, and Maggie's punishment usually involves bed without supper. Maggie soon happens upon a talking fish in the enchanted forest who grants her one wish. VERDICT With charming illustrations and short chapters, this new fantasy series will appeal to youngsters who enjoy fairy tales.—Mary Jennings, Camano Island Library, WA - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.