Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
117 pgs
Age 7-11
Rating: Wizard

Synopsis from back cover
"What would happe to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fiary no taller than an acorn, is in just such a circumstance. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very, very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others wat to do, so be it. Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach, is an easy puppet. Flory soon finds, though, that not every creature is nearly as willing to bend to her demands."

This is a beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated tale of a night fairy who reluctantly becomes a day fairy to survive in the giant world she finds herself in. Flory enlists the help of a squirrel to access seed from a bird feeder, rescues a hummingbird and makes a deal with a spider. She is resourceful, brave, and genuine. As she becomes attuned with her own magic, she decides she likes being a day fairy and makes her home in the garden with her new friends. Schlitz skillfully explores the miniature fairy world and delivers a satisfying magical adventure.

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