Monday, December 14, 2015

FELICITY and the Featherless Two-Foot

Felicity 2Felicity and the Featherless Two-Foot by Loralee Evans Felicity hasn’t had an adventure in months, and the little sparrow thinks that dangerous quests are behind her for good. Which is just fine with her! She would rather hang out with her friends the fairies, and read her books safe at home than go on scary adventures! But Felicity didn’t count on one group of strangers showing up that cause more trouble than she ever imagined they could! A strange, troublesome bunch that the fairies call… people.

It is always a delight to come across a children’s book that I find so enthralling that I want to share with my adult audience.  Felicity is a well written story that captures the heart and mind of the reader, no matter the age.  I found myself drawn into the story as the young sparrow fought to protect, not only the fairies she dearly loved, but also the young “two-foot” who had suddenly put himself in mortal danger. 
I lived in a meadow of sparrows and robins for the past few years, and watched the interactions of the families of the birds in the trees at my deck and scattered around our four acres.  Ms. Evan’s writing was so visual, that I could easily see the story through the eyes of Felicity and laughed as she hopped around on the computer keyboard typing messages to Mr. Yellow Horse.  Her mis-pronunciation and "mis-wording" of common words like “parking- lot” kept this reader in chuckles. 
The co-conspirator in adventure, Cairn, a male city sparrow who knew math as well as Felicity knew how to read English was a delight.  Their batting back and forth, as they worked together continued to entertain and gave the reader clues into the world of the birds and the intellect that resides in a population that we think can only sing. 
Not only is this story one that entertains the soul, but it is one that teaches young children about kindness and love.  I would highly recommend this story for parents to read to their three years old and older.  I would also recommend it for children to read for third through sixth grade, boys and girls.  And yes, as an adult, it is a delight and a worthy read.

I would give FELICITY and the Featherless Two-Foot a FIVE STAR rating for children’s literature.  I would also recommend reading FELICITY, the first book in this series.

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Praise for the Book “Dreams, imagination, and different worlds intersect in a positive and simple story that kids will find whimsical and delightfully fun.” –D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review “Felicity and the Featherless Two-Foot will touch the hearts of children both young and old. It’s a tale that connects friendship and nature in a magical, memorable way.” --Mikey Brooks, author of The Dream Keeper Chronicles and The Stone of Valhalla. goodreads LoraleeAuthor Loralee Evans Loralee Evans is the author of five novels, The Birthright, The King's Heir, The Shores of Bountiful, Felicity~ A Sparrow's Tale, and her latest release, Felicity and the Featherless Two-Foot. When she's not writing, she enjoys teaching, running, being with her family, and reading all sorts of good books, including the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J. Scott Savage, Rachel Ann Nunes, and James Dashner.

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