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Item - The Fairy Kidnap

(Original edition)

Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks
Choose Your Own Adventure for Younger Readers — no. 29
Alternate Title: The Fairy Princess Kidnap (reissue)
Translated Into: Im Wald der Geister (German)
El rapte de la fada (Catalan)
El rapto del hada (Spanish)
Author: Gilligan, Shannon
Illustrators: Newton, Keith (Dragonlarks reissue)
Wing, Ron (Original edition)
Dates: Unpublished (Dragonlarks reissue)
August, 1985 (Original edition)
ISBNs: 0553153420 / 9780553153422 (Original edition)
1933390581 / 9781933390581 (Dragonlarks reissue)
Length: 54 pages (Original edition)
Number of Endings: 8
User Summary: The princess of your fairy tribe has been kidnapped, and you must help rescue her!
Demian's Thoughts: This is a somewhat unusual entry in the series -- while you might expect the book to cast the reader as a child who somehow gets involved with fairies, this adventure instead allows the reader to actually play as a fairy. The result is a brief but satisfying fantasy adventure with a clear objective, surprisingly harsh consequences for failure, and decent internal consistency. The "younger reader" format doesn't allow a lot of room for detailed backstory or lengthy exploration, but this serves as a nice condensation of the fantasy quest format for its target audience, and it's definitely above average for the series.

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Known Editions

Dragonlarks reissue
Original edition

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