Wind Spell: A Stepping Stone Book
Random House, 2006 (2000)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his is the third of Mallory Loehr's
Magic Elements Quartet
. In each episode, young Polly, her brother Sam, and another relative encounter magic related to Greek myth.
his time, Polly and Sam are with their elder brother Joe on a family camping trip when three white feathers fall from the sky, as the wind whispers, '
'. While Polly and Sam are immediately ready for their next magical adventure, Joe is skeptical, until he sees white words against the blue sky, soon followed by a paper airplane with brief instructions and scant clues.
hey meet a ranger (Herman/Hermes) with wings on his hat, and a glowing
librarian who just might be Athena, goddess of wisdom, leads them on a quest to find the endangered bird that belongs to their feathers. She tells the children that '
A combination of question and observation is at the root of all learning.
aedalus warns the trio of the dangers of flying, but lets them earn their wings. They embark on a perilous flight, seeking Bellerephon, who once rode Pegasus. Helping each other, they succeed in their latest magical quest and win an apt reward.
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