It's for REAL!
Wanda had always read about adventure. Now she was in the middle of one. The World of Fairies is real, and she is their new Crystal Keeper, human caretaker to the World of Fairies. But the Fairy World is in trouble. The fairies are falling ill from the pollution that ravishes the world above. Wanda has to find the key to their cure, before it's too late.
But like in all adventures, there are a few unanswered questions to solve. What has happened to the old Keeper? What are Germites? And can Wanda get used to her cat giving her backtalk while trying not to get grounded for helping the fairies? Join Wanda on her adventure, while she finds out that sometimes the best solution to a problem is the one you find within yourself.
MidWest Book Review: Children's Watch May 2008
"Book One of Tiffany Turner's Crystal Keeper Chronicles series, "The Lost Secret of Fairies" follows elementary school student Wanda as she discovers that the world of fairies is real and that somehow she has become the Crystal Keeper, the human caretaker of the world of fairies. They grow ill from the pollution that is so plentiful in the human world and now Wanda must find the cure, while answering the assorted questions that have struck her as she falls into this predicament. "The Lost Secret of Fairies" is highly recommended for children's book shelves as the perfect bridge from picturebooks to young adult novels. Children 7-11 will love it."
Except from page 27,
Wanda makes the decision to be a Crystal Keeper:
"I looked down for a sec. This could be dangerous later, I guess. But I managed to come through so far, figuring out how to make it. I had the brains. After all, I get tons of 'As' in school.
But then, I remembered the look on Jessica's face when she got the gold metal at the gymnastics meet, and I hadn't even placed. I wanted to be good at something. That's when I dropped out of the advanced class and took intermediate instead.
Then, I felt a knowing that this was right. Like it was somehow my destiny. Somehow, this would help me not only with gymnastics, but with other stuff too.
"I don't think I want this to be a dream. I want it all to stay real.' I breathed in deep. I was really going to do it. 'I'll be your Keeper.'"
This is Mrs. Turner's first novel in the Crystal Keeper Series. When not writing, she is teaching 3rd graders how to read and write while using her own writing experiences to inspire her students. She enjoys traveling to exciting places while researching ideas for stories and novels. She also participates in a Renaissance Acting Guild where she plays the first lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of the Scots, plays the Gaelic Harp, and a fairy character. She has been wire-wrapping crystal pendants and selling her jewelry on-line and at craft fairs since 1989. When not doing her hobbies, she enjoys quiet time with her cat and husband. The cat, of course, is the center of attention.