Schlitz, Laura Amy, and Angela Barrett. The Night Fairy. Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick Press, 2010.
I wouldn't be surprised to see this book on a notable list or even win some awards. I felt that it was well written and the plot line flowed well. I enjoyed the small size of the book and the jacket art was spectacular. The colorful watercolor illustrations add a sense of whimsy to the story. The main character is Flory, a night fairy who through some tough circumstances has become a day fairy. The fearless fairy shows what it takes to survive in the sometimes cruel world of the garden. She shows determination and a great sense of resourcefulness. I think that girls grades 1-4 will really enjoy this fairy themed read. This book received a star review from both School Library Journal and Booklist, along with being Amazon's book of the month in February. This book is also one of Booklist's Top Ten Sci Fi/Fantasy Novels of 2010. Another must read for 2010!
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