Book Review: The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven

Book Review: The Caretaker’s Guide to FablehavenThe Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
Published by Shadow Mountain on October 13th 2015
Pages: 128

This guidebook to the Fablehaven magical preserve is filled with everything a new Caretaker might need to know in order to survive. There are entries detailing 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.

Immerse yourself into the secret knowledge that has been handed down through the generations by reading the updates and notes written in the margins by the former Caretakers of Fablehaven, including Grandpa Sorenson, Kendra, and Seth. Fully-illustrated, this unique encyclopedia has gathered the world of Fablehaven into one volume.

Scattered throughout the book are colorful fairies that also mark some of the characters, artifacts, and creatures that will be featured in the upcoming sequel series, Dragonwatch.


As a huge fan of Fablehaven, I really enjoyed this guide that dives deep into the different creatures, items, and locations within the world that Fablehaven exists in. There are some gorgeous illustrations and it is chock full of information. I like the way that it was broken down into different categories and there were quotes from the different characters scattered throughout.

I could see students who haven’t read the series picking this up and finding a whole new world at their fingertips. I could also see my students who love the world pouring over every inch of this book to relive the creatures and items within.


Definitely a book you need if you are a fan of Fablehaven or love fantastical guides.

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