Ms 12 yo turned into Ms 13 yo last week and with it came a rite of passage...that of being allowed to read the Fairy Tale Novels by Regina Doman. In our house, once you turn 13 your older sisters happily hand over their copies of the first three books "Shadow of the Bear", "Black as Night" and "Waking Rose". Ms 13 yo, however, was allowed to read "Shadow of the Bear" a bit early because we went to Minnesota this past summer to see the premiere of the movie.
Seeing as how she just turned 13 at the end of the week and today is only Sunday and she is already finished with the book shown in the picture, you can imagine that the posture seen above was one that was seen quite frequently over the past few days. Like the rest of us, she didn't stop until she finished them all! They really are that good!
Now that she is done with the books, I'm sure she'll be reminding me that the second part of this rite of passage is that she gets to join the Fairy Tale Novels Forum. Like her sisters before her, she will be venturing into fun discussions, creative adventures and the opportunity to meet a lot of new people. The girls have met some really great people from all around the world through this forum, and with her sisters to keep an eye on her, I'm sure she will enjoy herself.
If you or your children haven't read Regina's books, we all highly recommend them! You can find out more about them here. The kids involved in the forum have also begun a magazine that you can check out here. It is a very well-produced magazine that offers the kids a great chance at writing and creativity.
Overall, I'd have to say that our involvement with Regina and her books has been a very positive experience for our family. I hope you enjoy them, too.