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FROWNS AND GOWNS by Amanda M. Thrasher, *Review* Lone Star Lit Tour


The Mischief Series, Book 5 By AMANDA M. THRASHER

Children’s Chapter Book / Fantasy / Fairies

Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press

Page Count: 236

Publication Date: September 12, 2023

Embark on a Magical Adventure with Lilly, Boris, and Jack! Get ready to join Lilly, Boris, and Jack on an unforgettable journey filled with excitement,laughter, and a touch of mayhem. Brace yourself for a whirlwind of mishaps as these three fairies plana magnificent magical ball, only to encounter an unforeseen disaster! Experience the magic of friendship with Lilly, the quick-witted and resourceful fairy, Boris, the mischievous fairy with a heart of gold, and Jack, the troublemaker with a curious,adventurous spirit on their latest adventure. Throughout, Lilly, Boris, and Jack teach the true meaning of friendship and teamwork. Together with their friends, they'll overcome challenges, learn valuable lessons, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this enchanting tale!


After reading this delightful book about fairies and friendships and growing up and fairy dust and moss bombs, I'm curious about the rest of the series. But never fear, Book 5 -- FROWNS AND GOWNS stands on its own.

There are some frowns (that made me chuckle and that pay off, in the end) in that some fairies don't want to participate in any way in the upcoming fairy ball. But there are even more smiles and gowns--and even gowns that help save the day--in said ball. This makes the read enjoyable, especially since we all know non-fairies who live for a school dance and others who will do anything to get out of all the fuss. We know the bossy organizers and the over-avoiders. And then there's the caregivers who both give leeway and help the fairies stay out of too much trouble. Some of us have even experienced the last-minute costume glitches. All together I enjoyed this glance into young fairy world because of its diverse set of characters: girls and boys who come in all shapes, sizes, talents, troubles, and desires. Plus, the excitement builds (both ways) as the big day approaches. Also, the book also gives quite a fair look at what it is like to be on a committee--and to be a team player. (I'm glad those committee chapters didn't last too long and had good twists).

FROWNS AND GOWNS is a fast read and a fun look at how to get along, as well as how to be yourself. I'm not the expert on reader age group, but I definitely see chapter book readers who are still young at heart enjoying this book.

Award-winning author Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England and moved to Texas, where she lives with her family. She writes YA, general fiction, middle grade, early reader chapter, and picture books. She is the founder and CEO of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.


Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book! -- Syd

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Mar 22

I had to laugh when I read what you said about the book illustrating being on a committee! If only any committee I’ve ever been on was so cooperative! Ha! (More like the decoration committee that needed help and didn’t ask for it. I need some fairy dust, please.) Thanks for your review!

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