Monday, January 26, 2015

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency #1: Clover's Luck by Kallie George

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency #1:
Clover's Luck
by Kallie George
illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Chapter Book- Fantasy 
February 3, 2015

Book Jacket Summary
Despite her name, Clover has always felt decidedly unlucky. So when she stumbles upon a mysterious cottage in the Woods, she can hardly believe her good fortune. It's the Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and it houses creatures of all kinds. Fairy horses, unicorns, and a fiery young dragon are just the beginning!
Mr. Jams, the Agency's owner, agrees to hire her as summer helper and Clover hopes her luck has finally changed. But when she's left alone to care for the Agency, a sneaky witch comes after the magical creatures! Will Clover outsmart her in time to protect the animals?

My Thoughts
Extremely cute! If you are looking for a brief description of the book those are the words I would use. I wish that I could wander into the woods behind my house and find a Magical Animal Adoption Agency. There were many mythical beasts that I would love to take of but I think the fairy miniature horses would be my favorite. Not the usual miniature horses mind you but ones the length of your finger. They live in an aquarium that has a miniature forest and I want one (or the whole herd).

Clover thinks she is unlucky at everything, especially when it comes to keeping pets. However, things start to look up when her latest pet, a bird, flies out the window and Clover follows it into the Woods. Finding the Magical Animal Adoption Agency is a stroke of luck for Clover because she can take care of the animals without the risk of loosing them at home. There are unicorns to brush down, a dragon to feed, and a white witch's cat that needs a home. 

I really liked Clover and her willingness to help out with the animals. I understand that love of animals but not being able to keep one. She is sweet and kind without seeming Mary Sue-ish. I think this will be a great series for children who like mythical creatures and fairy tales. Make sure you check this one out!

Book Pairings
Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine
A True Princess by Diane Zahler


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