Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls

Title: The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls

Author/Illustrator: Maureen Sky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Date: April 21, 2014

Pages: 44

Language: English

About the book: This book is a fun book for the reader as it displays a handful of emotions, a bit of quirkiness, perhaps some knowledge, some lessons to be learned and the feelings of pride and contentment. The colourful illustrations provide the perfect visual that definitely makes this story come to life.

About the author:  Maureen Sky, wife, mother, and grandmother, who lives in Bernardston, Massachusetts with her husband, Eddie, and their male tiger cat, Grueby. Maureen, (now retired), has always been very creative throughout her life, sewing and painting, having won ribbons at local county fairs for her crafts and paintings, etc. She worked many years in the public sector as a school secretary for two local high schools. Just recently, she has taken another creative path to become an author. The "Bling" Fairies of Junkett Falls, is her first written book illustrated by her, as well.
My take: I was just recently given the cutest book, The Bling Fairies of Junket Falls, by Maureen Sky. Everyone likes fairies, right? Well, if you want to learn more about them (the Bling ones) then this is the book you should get for yourself or your child. The difference is these aren't just any old fairies, they are jewelry fairies.

The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls is about a teen fairy named Velvy. She is from Junkett Falls with her family, who happen to be well liked. It tells of how they (Bling Fairies) live in your jewelry box and spend their time spinning jewelry at night. They live just like the rest of us, just not "amongst" us. The animal jewelry you have are actual animals in their community. Same with flowers that are in your box. They have to deal with summer and winter, the dust bust (when powder and perfume is used near the jewelry box), and the Nuds (the ugly pieces of jewelry).

This is a really cute book that has hand drawn pictures. As the author tells the story of Junkett Falls, she also describes who different fairies are and the different things that go on in this little town. I think it is a book that a lot of people will like. I just think there might be too much writing in ratio to the amount/size of pictures for children. If you are a fairy fan and want to know what is going on in your jewelry box, this is the book for you.

This complimentary book was given to me by Bostick Communications in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Thank you so much for this review. I truly appreciate you taking the time to review it. It is obvious to me that you truly read the book in detail. Yes, I agree that there is a bit more text than pictures (something I will strongly take into consideration when writing future books). I love painting and therefore creating more characters for future books will actually be lots of fun. Also, having never written a book before and more specific, a children's book, I am learning more and more about what works and what doesn't and any constructive criticism is appreciated. Thanks again for your time and your honest review.

    1. I am glad you liked my review. It is a really cute book. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck with your future endevors.