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THE NIGHT FAIRY

Author: Laura Amy Schlitz

Illustrator: Angela Barrett

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Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2010

Material: hard cover

Summary: Flory is born a night fairy. After losing her still-growing wings to a bat, she decides to become a day fairy. If that sounds easy, it's not, as Flory quickly discovers. But Flory has big plans to go beyond "surviving" to thriving. No great journey is without its bumps, but is she going to survive in a world that isn't her own? This is an adventure featuring a feisty, strong fairy character.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, independent reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 10; read yourself: 9 and Up

Interest Level: 9 to 13

Reading Level: 4.2

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: Holding this book is like holding Flory in your hand. The illustrations are gorgeous. The story itself reminded me of The Borrowers, a book I loved as a kid. This is a quiet book that may be too esoteric for some listeners.

Pros: Come along for the ride in this sweet, magical adventure. Wings not required.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. It is a story you'll love and a book you'll treasure. Odds are pretty good you'll pull the book from the shelf just to look at the illustrations.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE FAIRY CHRONICLES: MARIGOLD AND THE FEATHER OF HOPE, THE JOURNEY BEGINS   ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS   THE STORY OF PRINCESS OLIVIA

Educational Themes: Enjoy this as a fairy tale.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - fairy tale, animal characters, fantasy, middle grade, growing up

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2015

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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