Invincible and Sparkly


Children - Grade K-3rd
30 Pages
Reviewed on 12/30/2016
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Author Biography

L.L. Crandall started spinning stories as a child as she tried to entertain her younger sister at night when they were supposed to be going to sleep. In the dark, her stories typically took on a scary or paranormal element -- didn't do much to put her and her sister to sleep. Today, she hopes her stories entertain children with fantasy and fun, while offering subtle messages of hope and self-determination.

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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Invincible and Sparkly by L.L. Crandall is a colorful children's adventure book about two happy little girls, full of laughter and light, that learn how to love in the face of adversity. One day Kama and Ella are happily playing in the sunshine when suddenly Ella disappears. Where has she gone? What has happened to her? Kama asks for help, hoping their friends will search for Ella too, but they just tell Kama that Ella will be fine and not to worry. Kama is very worried about Ella. Why won't anyone believe her? Why don't they care about Ella? While Kama is searching for her, Ella is encountering terror and fearsome monsters. Will Kama be able to find her? Will she ever see the sun again?

Invincible and Sparkly by L.L. Crandall is a charming children's adventure story with an important message of hope and love. The colorful illustrations are bright and fun. I loved the story's message, which is noteworthy and succinct. Its impact is that everyone has moments of darkness. There are dangers that we must face. Sometimes, it seems that the more difficult the circumstances, the less likely someone is to offer assistance or support. That is because we must face these lessons alone. This book shows how love can support those we care for, even though they are isolated and experiencing obstacles and trials far from us. Seeing how Ella confronted her monsters and put those horrible lying beasts in their place was uplifting.

Although this book is written for younger children, this story could be used as an example of what a modern slave experiences. This book carries a message of hope and love and gives the reader the knowledge that their reactions to their troubles will help determine the outcome. I would recommend this book for children 6-10, and especially suggest it for children struggling with being bullied.