The leaf she found on her dresser was actually an
invitation to a party in Liralee village by her friend
Patrice the palace housekeeper. Also invited are their
pals Giff the Elf and Maybelle the miniature horse.
Meanwhile someone is stealing items from people with
everyone suspecting one of the neighbors is the thief.
Jessie soon realizes that the Water Sprites are outraged
because someone stole their precious Moon Stoon. Anything
that floats to the Finding Pool the sprites find and now
claim as theirs rather than returning it. Before troubles
escalate Jessie believes she must find the purloined Moon
Stone by using human, elf, and horse common sense.
The eighth Fairy realm tale is a fun mystery that targets
elementary school children. The story line is fun as
Jessie and her buddies only want to go to a party, but
also must solve the case of the stolen items especially as
the ire of the Water Sprites grows. Emily Rodda provides a
fine tale starring a likable young heroine accompanied by
a mythological who's who and enhanced by the terrific
pictures by illustrator Raoul Vitale.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 15, 2005
The Water Sprites are angry. Their Moon Stone has been stolen! They won't return any thing that floats down to their Finding Pool until the stone is returned. Will Jessie be able to help the Water Sprites before they take something precious?