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Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven Blog Tour

With over 3 million copies in print, the Fablehaven series by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Mull is one of the most popular middle-grade fantasy series to date. Now, first time ever, The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven provides a visual discovery of the series, and is loaded with insider’s knowledge and hand-scrawled notes. Readers can actually see the mystical creatures from the series like dragons – each one has a name, a special power, and looks distinctly different from the others, but until this book there was no illustrated guide. 

The Caretaker's Guide To Fablehaven
by Brandon Mull
illustrated by Brandon Dorman
October 13, 2015
Shadow Mountain

They existed only in your imagination …. Until now!

This guidebook to the Fablehaven magical preserve is filled with everything a new Caretaker might need to know in order to survive. There are entries detailing important information about artifacts large and small, a complete bestiary of creatures (from fairies to trolls to satyrs), a guide to identifying demons, dragons, and wizards as well as valuable insights into the other magical preserves.

Immerse yourself into the secret knowledge that has been handed down through the generations by reading the updates and notes written in the margins by the former Caretakers of Fablehaven, including Grandpa Sorenson, Kendra, and Seth. Fully-illustrated, this unique encyclopedia has gathered the world of Fablehaven into one volume.

Scattered throughout the book are colorful fairies that also mark some of the characters, artifacts, and creatures that will be featured in the upcoming sequel series, Dragonwatch.

Praise for the Fablehaven series

“Featuring plenty of heroism and hilarity, Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star is rich in creatures, magic-working, and hard-fought battles…”
— Kirkus Review

“Imaginative…Kendra awakens a fairy army in a fierce scene worthy of the Lord of the Rings . . .”
— The Los Angeles Times

“Imagination runs wild in Fablehaven. It is a lucky book that can hold this kind of story.”
— Obert Skye, Author of Leven Thumps and The Gateway to Foo

“The Fablehaven series is one of the most enjoyable fantasies I’ve read in the past few years. I only wish I could have read it when I was ten or twelve.”
— Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon

“There has been an explosion of children’s fantasy trying to follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter. Fablehaven is a worthy addition to the crowd. . . . a fun and exciting adventure!”
— Sam Lubell, SFRevu

“Every bit a ‘page turner’ as the Harry Potter books! This story is so compelling and so well written you’ll find its magic working on you as well, completely taking over your ability to put the book down, even for a moment.”
— Holly Newton, Columbia Daily Tribune

Fablehaven is a solid piece of work that could stand in the same company as the early Harry Potter books.”
— Scott Iwasaki, Deseret Morning News

“Witty repartee between the central characters, as well as the occasional well-done set piece.”
— Kirkus Book Reviews

“Mull’s story offers unexpected twists and entertainingly scary creatures.”
— The New York Times

“The Fablehaven series is generating buzz as a contender in the fantasy-adventure genre to replace the Harry Potter franchise.”
— The Hollywood Reporter

I'm a HUGE fan of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series and was super excited to read this companion guide, and I'm happy to report that The Caretaker's Guide To Fablehaven does not disappoint!

The Fablehaven series is bursting with wondrous, whimsical, and captivating creatures, people, artifacts, and spells, and The Caretaker's Guide To Fablehaven covers them all. This cleverly crafted companion guide explores each fascinating subject, providing informative details, intriguing backstories, and fun tidbits. The Caretaker's Guide To Fablehaven is divided into easily navigated sections with a super engaging and aesthetically pleasing layout. This encyclopedia of all things Fablehaven is fully- illustrated with bright, charming pictures on every page. These dazzling illustrations do an awesome job of capturing the imagination and magical essence of the series. 

And sprinkled through out The Caretaker's Guide To Fablehaven are fun, insightful, thought-provoking, and interesting notes, words of wisdom, and information from various characters found in the series. Fans of the series will be delighted by these further peeks into their favorite characters. Plus, this guide also contains clues, in the form of colorful little fairies, that point out people, creatures, artifacts, etc that will make an appearance in the much anticipated follow-up series, Dragonwatch!

my final thoughts: Fans of the Fablehaven series will thoroughly enjoy and appreciate this comprehensive and entertaining guide to a world so many have fallen in love with. The Caretaker's Guide To Fablehaven is a fantastic addition to a must read series!

5/5 yummy cupcakes

Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven andBeyonders series, travels the country visiting schools, promoting literacy, and sharing his message that “Imagination Can Take You Places.” Brandon has enjoyed arcade games since his childhood, when he fed quarters to Gauntlet at the local mall. Around that same time he won a gold medal at a pudding-eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house. His long-standing love affair with sweets continues to this day.

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