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Paperback Book Details
  • 05/2012
  • 9781618626486
  • 102 pages
  • $9.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 07/2018
  • 9781983514470
  • 144 pages
  • $6.99
Larkspur
During a dance performance, in the middle of their pirouettes, two young dancers mysteriously fall into the enchanted land of Larkspur. With the help of Redmond, the Great-Counselor-in-training, they discover their mission—to perform the magical “Dance of the Dawn” in order to help their beloved dance teacher, Madame Lumiere, find her way home from the Earthly Realm. But first they must rescue the adored talking pet of The Fiery One, and aid Little Light, the glowing princess, as she bravely sets off to rid Larkspur of the cruel and power-hungry Puranna, and despicable Derrick of Dungeoness. Join Taylor and Leslie in Anastacia Hawkins’ Larkspur as they discover the depths of their courage and faith, and the risks they are willing to take for friendship. You will fall in love with the Areli, the amazing people of light, and Larkspur, a land where beauty and the arts reign, and magic abounds.
Reviews
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite

Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite

Leslie and Taylor loved their dance teacher Madame Lumiere and built their self-confidence as she taught them. Madame Lumiere was in her eighties and was one of the oldest dance instructors, yet she was amazing. The lady was from Larkspur and had a slight Irish lilt to her voice; she even made their dresses (complete with a touch of magic). During a recital the girls heard their cue and danced on the stage when suddenly Taylor felt dizzy and began to fall; both girls landed softly on a carpet of grass. A young man named Redmond rushed to them thinking one of them was Luminara. He explained to the girls that Luminara (Madame Lumiere) was the true queen of the realm of Larkspur. A female warrior named Puranna used dark magic against Larkspur's king and queen, luring them into the Murky Realm never to return. Puranna declared herself to be the new queen and hypnotized the villagers when they tried to rebel. She also banned dancing in the kingdom. Redmond introduced the girls to Claire, Luminara's sister and the next in line to the throne. Can the girls save the kingdom of Larkspur? Are they truly up to the task set before them? Can they dance the dance that will bring Luminara home?

Anastacia Hawkins offers readers a mystical journey into the land of Larkspur. Her tale reads much like the fairy tales I grew up on. She has created characters that are likable and endearing. Who would not like Redmond, Taylor, Leslie and Luminara? Larkspur is simple and easy to read, with 102 pages. I would like to see Hawkins make this a series. Female readers from third to sixth grade will quickly be swept away by this tale. On the stage of my mind's eye I could see the scenes as they played out. Hawkins has combined, adventure, action, and romance in this tale; what more could a reader ask for? Well done Ms. Hawkins, what else do you have in store for your fans?

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 05/2012
  • 9781618626486
  • 102 pages
  • $9.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 07/2018
  • 9781983514470
  • 144 pages
  • $6.99

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