I received this book for free from BEA - Book Expo in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures (Pip Bartlett, #1) by Jackson Pearce, Maggie Stiefvater
Published by Scholastic Press on April 28th 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Magic, Middle Grade
Source: BEA - Book Expo
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From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations.
Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok—and they often go amok—Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge—it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are—Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.
I have been wanting to read this since I picked it up at BEA (2015) I adored this book and Pip is quite the character. She is so cute and she can talk to magical creatures. This book has a lot of great humor and awesome writing style. I loved the descriptions of each magical creature and the illustrations were fantastic they add so much more to the story. Even though the Fuzzles were a bit of a problem I thought they were so cute, and it would be best not to own one as a pet since they do cause a bit of trouble like start fires. A lot of the creatures in the book were so well thought out and I loved that Pip was doing her own research and adding to her Guide.
The story was fun and the world build was fantastic. I really think Maggie and Jackson need to write more books together I am hoping this book is a part of a long series, I would love to spend more time in Pips world. This books is great for middle grade kids but enjoyable to adults. I can’t wait for my daughter to start reading, this will be the first one I give to her to enjoy. I highly recommend for a fun, cute and quirky story with some pretty cool illustrations.
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