Beatrice Shakespeare Smith’s story continues. Now free of the Theater, riding in a caravan Bertie and Ariel and her 4 fairy sidekicks search for Nate and for Bertie’s father (with Bertie fending off Ariel’s advances en route). Bertie is able to write stories in her journal that come true in the real world, but her wishes are fulfilled to the letter of the law, Not the spirit of the request. So she wishes for a feast, including a large scrumptious wedding cake, ideally the food would show up inside their caravan, but instead they come to a village where a large wedding is taking place, and No they have Not been invited.
I wondered if Matchev would be able to continue the magical storyline, given that the setting changes from the inside of the theater to the larger world outside. Though the tamber changes, it is a rollicking faster-paced adventure that stays true to the original world.