From New York Times-bestselling author Dashka Slater comes the whimsical and witty sequel to The Book of Fatal Errors!
Rufus may have successfully sent the feylings home to the Green World, but he still has one pesky feyling under his wing: Nettle, his sometimes enemy, now mentor. Nettle is in charge of helping Rufus and his cousin Abigail protect Feylawn, their grandfather's magical and mysterious homestead. But this difficult task becomes even more dangerous when a leopard appears in the woods without warning; strange, waterlogged women arrive to warn of impending doom; and a goblin begins digging his way back to Earth, hungry for revenge. Meanwhile, Rufus's father is intent on selling Feylawn to the highest bidder. Can Rufus and Abigail save Feylawn and its magic? Or will they have to say goodbye to the feylings forever? In The Book of Stolen Time, our favorite heroes are back! And magic, mischief, and adventure abound.
The previous volume established the cousins as biracial: Rufus is White and Japanese, and Abigail is White and Mexican. An exciting, engaging read. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12).
Gr 3-6--Cousins Rufus and Abigail are set with the impossible task of saving Feylawn, their grandfather's home and farmland, from being sold. But only they and Grandpa Jack know that Feylawn is actually the home of magical feylings and other creatures and that goblins in disguise are trying to buy the farm to destroy the feyling world. This second series installment picks up at the beginning of the summer as the protagonists deal with their parents' eagerness to sell the farm, rescue the feyling queen from her terrible goblin husband, avoid the not-as-imprisoned-as-she-used-to-be trickster thief, and still complete successful projects for their entrepreneurial camp. It is established in the first book that both cousins are biracial, with Rufus being white and Japanese and Abigail white and Mexican. Slater brings adventure, hard lessons, and magic to this sequel, crafting a duology that pulls the fantastical into the real world. VERDICT A great middle grade title for burgeoning fantasy lovers.--Sarah VoelsCopyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.