July 2014, Puffin, 170 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Summary from Puffin
On her tenth birthday, Hattie B is swept into the magical Kingdom of Bellua where she meets a little pink dragon who needs her help.
Evil King Ivar of the Imps has stolen the dragon's magical voice and Hattie is the only one who can help her get it back
This book is awesome! As you can see from the cover the illustrations are perfect for me – anime-ish style, lots of cute sights that made me smile. Hattie’s life is as fun as anime too, with key fantasy characters such as fairies, unicorns (mermaids are in future books too). I loved the way she became a magical vet – everything was explained while having a fair balance of action and urgency. There’s a surprising amount of tense moments which had me finding it harder to breathe. I can report the end is happy & satisfactory, although I can sense trouble brewing for future adventures. I’m looking forward already to rereading Hattie’s adventure!
For another adventure where a girl discovers she is not as ordinary as she thought is Magic Trix, with the latest book Magic Trix: Magic Mansion by Sara Grant (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)