Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker's Daughter
By Liz Kessler
Hi! Do you have a fairy godmother? Well, Philippa Fisher does, and she misses her terribly! Her fairy godmother’s name was Daisy. Daisy was on an assignment to help her.
Right now, Philippa has just won a magic show. She gets to go anywhere on a vacation with her family. But her parents are deciding where to go, not Philippa. Eventually, they decide that Philippa should close her eyes and stick a pushpin in some random spot. At that exact moment, a strangely colored butterfly flies in and lands on a spot. The parents decide that a butterfly is just as good as a pushpin, so they go to that spot where it landed for their vacation.
That spot turns out the be a place where there are forests and hills and not many hotels (but there are a few). This is where her mom and dad would like to go. Philippa thinks that it’s too bad that she didn’t get to choose. When they get there, they head to a cottage that they decided would be good enough for them to stay in. In the cottage, there are three rooms. One that has this huge bed with curtains draped around it, another that has a huge bed with no curtains draped around it, and another attic bed that’s very small. Philippa chooses the attic bed because she couldn’t bear the curtains. The parents choose the big bed without the curtains.
The next day, they go to an art store which has a free art exhibit. There, Philippa meets Robyn. Robyn’s dad doesn’t know that she’s there, so he gets really mad and angry, just when Philippa and Robyn are starting to become friends.
That afternoon, Philippa and her parents started to play Scrabble. Philippa fell asleep in the middle of the game and dreamed that letters were scrambling up in her head. They spelled “o-p-e-n w-i-n-d-o-w.” That night, Philippa opened her window.
What will happen when she opens her window? Will it be something good, or will it be something that goes terribly wrong? As I always say, read the book to find out!
I recommend this book to readers who love a good fantasy. This book is thrilling and exciting. It’s good for all ages! If some are too young, then their parents can read aloud to them. I loved this book and I think that anybody who loves suspense and fantasy and magic will too!
A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:
“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were a few scary parts, none of which were too scary. And there were tons of sad parts, too.
“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
Zero. None. Nada. Although there were a few parts where people hugged.
I give this book 5 ½ wands.
I absolutely loved it! And I think you will, too! It was an amazing adventure about a young girl and her friend and a fairy godmother. The title might not make sense to you at first, but eventually (once you’ve finished the book), it will.