First, there’s the strange words appearing in her breakfast cereal. Then, an odd man shows up at her school to give her a special 12th birthday present that sends her looking for the door in the floor in her backyard. Callie and her best friend Lewis (and Wanda, a bully who follows them) end up in a magical land called Albion where Callie learns that she is really a princess who was foretold to be the one to save the Albians from her aunt, the evil Raven Queen. Callie embarks on a crazy journey of getting to know her grandmother, learning how to harness her own magical powers, falling in love with her own baby dragon, and, ultimately, softening her heart toward her father getting remarried up in the land of Ur (our world according to the Albians).
Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara by Daisy Piper is a wonderful, fun story. I read a chapter a night to my 6 and 8 year old sons and all three of us looked forward to our daily dose of Callie and Albion. I wasn’t sure if the boys would like a book about a princess, but they were both totally sucked in! The older one even said to me one night, “Sometimes when you read this book, it’s like I’m in the story, too!” As soon as I finished the book, they both came up with a list of reasons why they hoped there were more Callie books (there are). I wholeheartedly recommend Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara to all, young and old!
5 (out of 5) Stars
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