When a disaster strikes the area, young Dinah Ormsby, her brother Zeke and her little sister Rebecca are stuck in their home for days with their cousin Zeke while their parents are out trying to find help. Out of food, Zeke tries to take their minds off of their troubles by telling them a fantastic story of mystical fairies called skibbereen.
With the shadow of Hurricane Katrina still looming over this country, its easy to sympathize with these children on a very simple level. But its the elaborate and imaginative stories embedded within this tale of a small family's struggle for survival that makes it so enjoyable and eminently satisfying. Its another excellent children's book from author Gregory Maguire.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our February, 2008 issue.
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