Adventures of Alex and Katie: Books 1-3 (Firebird, Lollipop, Snowdrops)

Adventures of Alex and Katie: Books 1-3 (Firebird, Lollipop, Snowdrops)
: Julia Gousseva
: 103
: Kids : 4-8
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Adventures of Alex and Katie is a unique, fascinating and exciting series that takes young kids on a journey into the magical world of Russian fairy tales.

Praise for the series from Amazon Top Reviewers:

"Julia Gousseva has done an excellent job here in writing a great story and one that I can recommend. This book serves as an excellent read but more so than that, as an introduction to a genre of literature that is satisfyingly refreshing. I am most definitely looking forward to reading more stories like this one."
-- Dennis Waller, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

"The interaction of the children with the book opens the idea of taking part in
the story, which encourages us to get involved and make the connection to our
own life and choices; but it may also spurn on the talented reader to think
about writing stories themselves."
-- ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

"Highly recommended for parents who are looking for a fun, exciting adventure to read to their children and grandchildren."
-- EbooksReloaded Reviews

"Firebird by Julia-Gousseva is an admirable undertaking, striving to update one of the most fascinating fairytales in literature, and make it accessible to young readers."
-- Uvi Poznansky, Amazon Reviewer

"This is a brilliant idea: take an old fairy tale and update it in such a way that it would be interesting for kids to read it. Let's face it, kids today won't sit through most of the classic fairy-tale stories. So, the author takes this:

'Once upon a time, there lived a father with three sons. The father had a garden where golden apples grew. One night, the apples started disappearing. The father ordered his sons to catch the thief. The oldest son stood guard the first night, but fell asleep and did not see the thief. Etc. etc etc.'

And turns it into this:

'Are you ready for a little adventure? If you are, you can go in.
Rule One: Come back as soon as you get the feather.
Rule Two: Don't talk to old ladies. They can be dangerous.'

There's also a little hint of The Chronicles of Narnia in this book, which would make kids relate to the story much more readily; and some humor for a good chuckle:

'...we got a little lost.'
'And now you may get a little eaten!!'
-- Oleg Medvedkov, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

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