Book Review: The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull is a companion book to the popular series. It is illustration by Brandon Dorman. Fans of Fablehaven know every one of the dragons and mythical creatures in the series has a name and a special power and in the text they’re described as all looking very different. But they’ve existed only in our imagination, until now. This book is the first visual discovery of ALL the creatures in the series and is written as if you, the reader, is the new caretaker of the Fablehaven preserve. It has all sorts of insider’s knowledge like "dragon tears" are very powerful for making potions but they are extremely difficult to come by and cruel people have been known to capture a young dragon and murder his family just to collect tears! Entries detail important information about artifacts large and small, a complete bestiary of creatures (from fairies to trolls to satyrs), a guide to identifying demons, dragons, and wizards as well as valuable insights into the other magical preserves.
The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven is full of fun and interesting information about the creature of Fablehaven. The illustration from Dorman are beyond wonderful, and add more details about the creatures while captivating the readers even more. the Notes from Seth and Kendra are well done, and look like they are taped into the book. The descriptions of the people, creatures, things, and places from the series are extremely well done. I have been inspired to go back and reread the series with all of this information at my disposal, how and when I will have the time to do this I do not know- but it is on my list! if you have not read the series, you can still greatly enjoy this volume, although fans of the series will definitely get more from the read. Anyone4 that enjoys mystical creatures, adventures, and beautiful illustrations will greatly enjoy this read.

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven is a delightful read for fans of the series, and those that think taking care of mystical creatures might be a good job. The details and writing style will have readers entertained and engaged right from beginning to end. 
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