Series: Emelan #3

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Daja’s Book

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Daja’s Book

Third in the Circle of Magic fantasy series for young middle-grade readers and revolving around four young friends tied together by magic. Daja’s Book was nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in 2000. Visit KD Did It Takes on Books for a chronological listing of the books in the Circle of Magic series. My Take After two books of adventure, the kids are amazing together. It’s teamwork and friendship as they come to a greater understanding of how the magic bond they share works. Talking about support, I absolutely adored (and laughed) when Sandry, Briar, and Tris stood up for Daja and forced Polyam to treat Daja with politeness and all the trimmings. Daja discovers a new ability by accident, growing metal into a plant with leaves that grow. It also brings her courage, the confidence to insist on bargaining directly with the Traders. Ooh, that rivalry between Niko and Firetamer is intense, and one of the reasons for Firetamer’s insecurity. There’s a good lesson in here for your own children, one of accepting one’s limitations. Of becoming comfortable with it, but not complacent. There’s also an environmental lesson in here, one we’ve only come to understand […]