This series of three books is a must read for fairy lovers and provide lots of history on the fairies of Pixie Hallow.. They are very well written and engaging, I was just as interested in them as my daughter was when I read them to her - summer before first grade. She re-read them to herself as a third grader. and thoroughly enjoyed them. Family friendly, content is appropriate for early elementary children and interesting to older children as well.
A story with lots of unexpected twists to it. Like the other two Disney Fairies special I find the change in the Fairies looks to the regular series art hard to get use to. What makes this one of the best Fairies books however is the connection between Neverland and the Darling family. Wendy's great great decendant has been passed the kiss that Peter and once given Wendy in the nursery now on a necklace. The magical items allow her to see visions of Never land. Like her mother, grandmother and other Darling kids she looks forward to having her own adventure in Never Land. Unlike most who visits and stay with Peter, Gwen prefers to spend her time in Pixie Hollow. Her visions has allowed her to learn many of their names and their special words like I'D FLY BACKWARD oppose to saying I'M SORRY. This book has the return of Rani Bat that we only see in these hardcover specials and not in the normal fairies book. When Kyo the dragon breaks free from its cage its up to Gwen to help the fairies re capture it even at the risk of loosing her family heirloom the kiss forever. Once of my favorite parts of the book is when Gwen find Peter crying in the closet because he's sad that Gwen mother grew up and I like how happily and easily her mother let her go off on her own Never Land adventure even knowing the dangerous she could be facing from her own time with Peter Pan.
I like the fairy stories that Gail Levine wrote. They have some of the same characters as Disney's Pixie Hollow movies. But, if you expect these to build on any of the movies, you'll be disappointed.
I've bought these books for David Christiana's illustrations. They are wonderful. They seem very simple at first until you start to notice all of the intricate details. I may have to buy a 2nd set so I can frame my favorites so I don't wear out the book itself.
If you haven't read her other 'disney fairy books', you may want to start with those (this is the third one and they'd make more sense if you read them that way), but I just love her books (both the disney fairy ones and her others) and would 100% recommend them to everyone... my 8 year old daughter also loves these books, if that is helpful.