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Wingfeather Saga Chapter Books

If you are looking for books that older children will enjoy, the Wingfeather Saga is for you! Fourteen-year-old Jimmy is such a huge fan of the Wingfeather Saga that we asked him to help us write this review. Jimmy doesn’t normally love to read, but this series captured his attention and turned him into a voracious reader. He couldn’t put these books down!

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Here’s Jimmy:

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About the Series

The Wingfeather Saga is a four-book series that describes the thrilling journey of Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby, who live in Glipwood in the land of Skree. Janner had always thought of life in Glipwood as dull, but then his brother Tink stumbles upon a map leading to the Jewels of Anniera and a secret only hinted at in stories.

That’s where the saga begins. And there is nothing dull about it.

This four-volume series is a thrilling page-turner with intense battles and plot twists that will keep you reading all night long. In fact, you may want to be sure you have the next book handy as you near the end of each one! Trust me…you won’t want to wait for the next one to arrive!

The fantasy world conceived by Andrew Peterson boasts a creative cast of characters unlike any you’ve seen before. Battles between evil villains and honorable heroes, epic adventure, edge-of-your-seat suspense, lighthearted humor, and even some subtle romance will pull you into every single page.

About the Books

In the first book of the series, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, readers are introduced to the Igiby family—Janner, Tink, Leeli, their widowed mother, and their grandfather. On the day of the Sea Dragon festival, the people of Glipwood gather at the edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness to watch the sea dragons swim by. When Leeli and her dog Nugget are attacked by a Fang, Janner and Tink join the fight. The children’s encounter at the festival sets in motion an epic conflict that pits the Igiby family against Gnag the Nameless and his army of Fangs. But the battle has only just begun.

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North! Or Be Eaten, the second book in the series, finds the Igiby family on the run from the Fangs. To evade their hungry pursuers, they set out for the Ice Prairies in the North. But along the way, the family encounters deadly hunters, a seemingly endless series of scary situations, and even more Fangs. When they reach the Ice Prairies, a battle breaks out and the family is forced to set sail for the safety of Green Hollows. But will they really be safe?

In The Monster in the Hollows, the Igiby children are excited to finally lead a normal life in Green Hollows, their mother’s homeland. But normal life in Green Hollows is very different than normal life elsewhere. In Green Hollows, children learn to fight and to guard their land—with their lives if necessary. And in the forests surrounding Green Hollows, there are monsters. But not all the monsters are bad, and one monster in particular has a secret that could change everything.

In The Warden and the Wolf King, the exciting conclusion of the Wingfeather Saga, war has broken out as the fight for the Jewels of Anniera intensifies. But no matter how much the people of Green Hollows fight back, the Fangs just seem to keep coming and coming. In the end, Gnag the Nameless will be defeated, but at what cost? For just as in real life, victory often requires sacrifice.

About the Author

The son of a preacher, Andrew Peterson grew up in Illinois and Florida. Though Peterson originally gained attention as an award-winning singer and songwriter, eventually he branched out and tried his hand at writing. A born storyteller who loves to create, Anderson loves to let his imagination run wild. And he loves encouraging imagination in his readers as well. In Peterson’s Note to Parents, he explains, “If a reader is willing to trust me with a little of his or her imagination, I want to light it up with truth, and beauty, and goodness.

Andrew Peterson and his wife Jamie live in Nashville, TN with their three book-loving children.

The Wingfeather Saga at a Glance

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Author: Andrew Peterson
Genre: young adult fiction, fantasy, adventure
Interests: fantasy worlds, epic battles, mythical creatures
Suggested age range: age 10 and up
Gender preference: boys and girls
In the series: 4 books, 290+ pages each

Series Extras

Please note: Though this series is best suited for more advanced readers, the Wingfeather books make great read-alouds for children of all ages. However, parents should exercise caution, as some parts of the series may be too intense for younger children.

The Wingfeather Saga Library Checklist

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Amy Mackie

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These sound like fun books. I have never heard of them, but I will definitely check them out!

Jennifer

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Seems like an interesting series for my 9 year old. She’s really falling in love with books.

Laurie

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My daughter and I might have given up on the first book had we not been advised to get past the first few chapters. Our friend was right- we absolutely loved the story. If you have a child that doesn’t initially like the book, read the first few chapters out loud- unless they just don’t like “can’t wait to see what happens next“ adventure stories, they will want to keep reading. Just beware- you’ll get hooked too!

Robin E.

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Thank you for the heads up, Laurie! Sometimes books do start a bit slow, but it’s great to know that it is worth it to keep reading.

kirsten

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Looks like a great series!

Tauni

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I checked the first book out from the library, and it looks great so far! Thanks for the recommendation, as well as the notes about the author!

Robin E.

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Tauni,
I’m happy to hear you are liking the first book so far!

Carrie

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This looks like a great series! My oldest son is so particular about the books he reads, but I think this series just might fit the bill. Thanks for the review!

Heather F

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I bet my girls would love these! I’m going to have to see if our library has them 👍

Robin E.

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Heather,
I hope your library does have them!

Marisa

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I’m going to have to bump the first book up on my reading list.

Robin E.

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Let us know how you like the book, Marisa! I hope you love it.

Aubrey

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These books are so much fun! My boys 6 and 8 loved them!

Molly

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Thank you for book recommendations!

Becki

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We are always looking for more chapter books, especially a good long series.

Kim

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It’s wonderful to have books that are high interest and appealing to almost all readers. Thanks for highlighting this and all the series!

Mary M

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Great recommendation, thank you!

Kristine M.

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Thank you for this recommendation. I’m always on the lookout for good, quality books for my kids. This is very helpful.

Victoria

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I cannot thank you enough for TEAM AAR/AAS! YOU are always so encouraging and being the extra eyes and ears for book reviews, games, inspiration…..I appreciate that I can check in and find something new, but most importantly TRUST sound, conservative values in everything! Thanks for being my mentors!

Robin E.

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You’re so welcome, Victoria! I love that we can help you in this way. I’m going to pass this message on to the entire AALP team, as I know they will love reading it too.

Jessica

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I’m going to see if my library has these. I live reading and I desperately want my son to find joy in it as well. I love kids books too, a person is never too old for any book.

Nicole

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Thank you for your thorough review will have to check these out for my daughter!

Karen

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This series sounds awesome! Love the covers too.

Genice

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How wonderful to receive such a review. I’m always looking for new series to introduce to my avid readers. I’m definately looking into this one.

Robin E.

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Genice,
I hope your avid readers enjoy this series!

Kari

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We are looking for a series for our 13 year old daughter who is not too interested in books right. Would you recommend this series for her?

Robin E.

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Kari,
That’s a good question, but not easy to answer. Many 13-year-old girls would love this series, but not everyone is into fantasy/adventure type series. What are her interests? Maybe she would prefer a mystery series or one that is historical in nature. Or maybe science fiction is more her speed. It’s hard to say.

If she likes movies with dragons and quests, then yes, I recommend this series. Even if she hasn’t watched many such movies, this series is still worth a try. See if she likes the first book.

I’m sorry I’m not much more help, but finding books people love is so personal. However, we have a number of other Chapter Book Reviews to give you more options.

Samantha short

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Wow these books look awesome I’ll have to look into them

Robin E.

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Samantha,
I glad we would recommend some new books for you to be excited about! I hope you enjoy them.

Deanna Marissa

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We love all about reading. Its so much fun. we are excited to add this amazing series to our collection.

Jennifer Miller

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My 10 year old son loves this series! We did not know about the series extras, Thanks!

Robin E.

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Jennifer,
I’m glad you found out about the extras since your son loves the series. My kids love extras like the Pembrick’s Creaturepedia.

Erin

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We adore the Wingfeather Saga. My husband and I have each read the series multiple times and are working through it as a read aloud with our kids. Andrew Peterson is an engaging storyteller, through song and written word.

Robin E.

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Erin,
Thanks for sharing that both you and your husband have read this series more than once! To me, the true test of a great book is being willing to reread it.

Carrie l

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I’m looking for something like this- thanks for the review !

Jennifer Harn

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Thanks for recommending the book series.

Karen Kosiarek

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Thanks for the suggestion; hadn’t heard of this one before.

Sally Chancellor

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Thank you for sharing, these sound perfect for my oldest!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Sally. I hope your oldest enjoys this series!

Jessica M

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We have to check out this series!

Katrina Hix

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Another friend of mine recommended these…i definitely need to check them out 😊

Amery D.

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I will have to make note of these for when my daughter is older. They look interesting.

Jennifer

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Always looking for YA boys books for my nephew

Carrie Phillips

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I’ll def have to look into this series!

Deb dell

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So thrilled about finding series of books my child can read!

Amanda

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We are wanting to read this series soon!

Jenny M

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These books sound like fun! Thanks for the recommendation!

Robin E.

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You are welcome, Jenny. We hope you enjoy them!

Gloria

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I will be checking these out for my boys! Thanks for the info!

Tauni

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These sound great! Thanks for the suggestion!

Denise

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Our 4 kiddos have truly grown leaps and bounds with All About Spelling & Reading! I’m mostly thankful there’s no “grade” level….this really helps my teenage son with autism continue to excel without the embarrassment of a younger grade level plastered on the front of the books! Thanks AAL

Robin E.

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Denise,
You are welcome. Thank you for letting us know your children have done so well with All About Reading and All About Spelling!

Gentry

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We love anything by Andrew Peterson!

Christy

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Would like to check these books out!

Krista

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Sounds like an interesting series!

alice minx

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Oh lots of good things on this list.. I’ll have to pick up a few

Kelsi

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Great idea! I’ll be looking into this more.

Christina

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Will check it out!

Carolyn

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Looks like interesting books.

Jade

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I love all the book suggestions. Sometimes.its hard to figure out what my books would like.

Cindy

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Love these books

Allison

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These look very interesting!

Kate

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Looks interesting!

Awesome! Always looking for books for my 11 year old who loves to read!

Sharon Whelan

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These sound awesome. I think my grandson would love these books!

Valerie

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We’ve heard great things about this series!

Kim Shumaker

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These might be great for my 12 year old. Thanks!

Angela

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Fantastic recommendations!

Brandee

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We love your selection of books!!

Jennifer Hubbard

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The library checklist is a good idea!

Lisa Foster

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Thanks for the book recommendations!

Chelsea Green

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I’ve never heard of these. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy S.

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Thanks for the recommendation! We go through a lot of reading material at our house (mostly through reading aloud)!

Robin E.

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Nancy,
We understand! We go through lots of books reading aloud as well.

Ellen White

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Those books look very engaging and like lots of fun!

Kristen

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Thanks for the great suggestions!

Tanya

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Never heard if this series before. Looks awesome!

Sarah Gentry

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I can’t wait to get these books, they look just up my sons alley.

Rebecca

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Going to the library today and will look for these!

Robin E.

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Rebecca,
I hope you can find them at your library.

Meggan Edwards

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Thanks for this! I’m always looking for good books to support my kids’ Reading!

Linda

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I very much appreciate reviews like this that help me choose good books for my son who I want to keep reading.

Robin E.

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Linda,
We are happy to help you choose good books for your son. I hope he enjoys this series as much as our review Jimmy has!

Chassidy

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Thank you! We are excited to add them to our collection!

Debbie

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Can’t wait for my kids to love these in a couple years!

Jess

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We love a good adventure series. I’ll be looking into these. Thanks

Tina

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This is a great idea. Thanks so much for all the info.

Kevin

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We love this series. Our kids are enthralled by them. Thanks for promoting them.

Robin E.

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Kevin,
Thank you for letting us know your kids have been enthralled by this series! It’s always great to have additional recommendations for books.

Jaclyn

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We love these books!

Melissa

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Thank you for always making fantastic recommendations like these! 👍

Kristina Sitler

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Definitely looking for these next trip to the library!

Jessica

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Putting these on our reading list!

Racquel Mabry

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Wingfeather saga is so good!

Kelly Dehn

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My daughter’s educational psychologist recommended this program specifically for spelling.

Robin E.

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Interesting! Thank you for letting us know that All About Spelling was specifically recommended by an educational psychologist, Kelly.

Alisha Merrill

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I’d never heard of these before!

Erin

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I definitely want to put these on the list to read-aloud to my kids.

cyndi

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I will have to check these out.

Stephanie

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My bigger kids have recently read these books and have really enjoyed them. A big plus for my 11 year old who is hard to get to read.

Robin E.

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Stephanie,
Thank you for letting us know your kids have enjoyed these, especially our 11-year-old!

Jennifer

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Thank you so much for recommending good books for us!

Robin E.

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You are welcome, Jennifer. We hope you enjoy these!

Kimmy

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Can’t wait to check these out!

Colette

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Looking forward to these books!

Meredith Sauer

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I would love to start reading these with my girls.

Carol

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Thank you so much for your chapter book! My feel my grandson will love it. I really like your idea! Great!

Deanna Marissa

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This looks great! Can’t wait to try this book with my son.

Jacque Jones

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Will definitely check into these for our older kids in Children’s Ministry.

A. Ross

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I read & enjoyed the first 2 of these years ago. Thanks for reminding me of the series. I’m ordering the next from the library!

Robin E.

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We’re happy to be able to remind you! Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed the first two books.

Miranda

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Sounds like a great areies my son will Love

melanie huttner

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Sounds like a great series!

Ariane C

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Can’t wait to try this book series with my 9 year old !

Lisa

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Always happy to see posts from you. So many good suggestions.

Sam

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Just bought book 1 for my 9 and 11 year old. They are finally starting to love reading and I’ve heard good things about this series.

Robin E.

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Sam,
I hope your 9- and 11-year-olds enjoy book 1, and fall in love with the whole series! It is wonderful with kids finally start loving to read.

JEN B.

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Sounds like a series my tween would love!

Ciera Brittain

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This looks good! Might have to buy it for my niece.

Sara L

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This sounds like a series I would enjoy, too!

Angela B

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I’m sure my child would love these titles!

Nancy

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This genre doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but who knows.

Robin E.

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Nancy,
We understand that not everyone will love every book we recommend. We have reviewed many books from many different genres. You can see our whole collection of Great Chapter Book Reviews here.

Nicole B

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These sound great!

Jenny

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I will suggest this series to my librarian!

Robin E.

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Jenny,
I need to do the same!

Allison

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These look so fun!

Kristi

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These books look like a lot of fun.

Betsey

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These are the best books ever! The audiobooks are well done also.

Robin E.

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Betsey,
Thank you for letting us know the audiobooks are well done!

Stephanie C

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These books look fun and engaging.

Stacy

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All About Reading is fun and engaging.

NISHATH REHMAN

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Looks like an awesome series.

Michelle

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Oh! We love these books! There are amazing parts, adventurous parts, and some hard, hard parts, but they are so, so good. I have waited until my kids were 11 or so before letting them read these just so they can grasp the deeper story better.

Robin E.

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Michelle,
Thank you for sharing your insights in this series. Yes, they are better books for children to read themselves when they are a bit older.

Oh these series are so cool!

Lauren

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This looks like a great series, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

Paola Tayvah

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The note to parents sounds evangelical.
Would my Muslim or Jewish students feel uncomfortable reading these?

Thanks for providing informative reviews.

Paola

Michelle

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I would probably compare it with a Narnia book, taking out of it what you will.

Linda Difino

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Thank you for your question! Yes, Andrew Peterson is a Christian and that is evident in his “note to parents”.

However, I think most people, regardless of their religious beliefs would be 100% comfortable with these books. I would compare them to the Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings series (as mentioned in a previous reply). The themes throughout the books are consistent with the Christian faith, but they are also “universal” themes. Truth, beauty, redemption, the struggle between good and evil–all are present.

After Jimmy read the books (he did not know anything about the author when the books were recommended to him) I asked him if he thought the books were “Christian” books. He said he didn’t think so. :-) I believe anyone could read these books without feeling uncomfortable with the content. While Christians may recognize values and themes from the Bible, I believe non-Christians would simply enjoy the books for their great (and very entertaining) writing, wonderful characters, strong moral/ethical themes, and edge-of-your-seat adventure.

annie

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These look interesting!

Angela

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I’m so glad to see these books promoted. I came across them and have read them myself (they’re right, you’ll want to have the next book on hand). I just can’t wait until my boys can read them independently, so they’re in the line-up to read out loud because it also meets the criteria that I know my husband will enjoy them too. I hope they’ll love them as much as I do and be anxious to read them on their own soon enough.
One more reason to be proud to be a Nashvillian, it’s where the author of the Wingfeather Saga lives :)

Robin E.

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Angela,
Thank you for letting us know you have enjoyed this series! I do hope your family enjoys it as much as you have.

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