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The Night Fairy

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Publisher Comments:

From 2008 Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating new adventure — and a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature.

What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth — is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others what to do — like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach — so be it. Not every creature, however, is as willing to bend to Flory's demands.

Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz and world-renowned illustrator and miniaturist Angela Barrett venture into the realm of the illustrated classic — a classic entirely and exquisitely of their making, and a magnificent adventure.

Review:

"Intimate scenes with only lightly anthropomorphized garden animals are delightful." Kirkus Reviews

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"Readers will delight in Flory's resourcefulness in finding food, clothing, and a new form of transportation (on the back of a squirrel), and identify with her brash, childlike personality ('I hate, hate, hate bats, and I'm always going to hate them'), which softens as she grows compassionate and makes friends." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Young readers...will enjoy Flora's [sic] wit and derring-do and will, no doubt, spend countless hours imagining new adventures for her in their backyard fairy houses." The Horn Book

Review:

"For years I've been searching for a new Harry Potter contender, and every year I've come up short. But an answer has come in an unlikely form — not that Harry Potter was ever likely — in a short, glowing fantasy novel called The Night Fairy by 2008 Newbery medalist, Laura Amy Schlitz." Boston Globe

Review:

"An imaginative adventure story in a familiar, yet exotic landscape....Beautifully composed, the artwork combines subtle use of color with a keen observation of nature that's reminiscent of Beatrix Potter's work. This finely crafted and unusually dynamic fairy story is a natural for reading aloud." Booklist, Starred review

Review:

"Beautifully crafted....Barrett's full-color watercolor illustrations add depth and perspective to the story. Detailed and drawn to scale, they give readers a sense of just how tiny Flory is compared to the other animals. Children will enjoy looking at this garden from the perspective of the tiny but resilient protagonist. Sure to be a favorite among girls who love fairies." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Newbery Medalist Schlitz and a world-renowned illustrator and miniaturist venture into the realm of the illustrated classic with this tale about what happens to a fairy who loses her wings and is unable to fly. Full color.

About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, illustrated by Robert Byrd. She is also the author of A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama; The Hero Schlieman: The Dreamer Who Dug For Troy; and The Bearskinner: A Story of the Brothers Grimm, a retelling illustrated by Max Grafe. She lives in Baltimore, where she is a lower school librarian at the Park School.

Angela Barrett studied at the Royal College of Art in England with Quentin Blake and is one of Britain's most highly acclaimed illustrators. She has won the Smarties Book Prize and the W. H. Smith Illustration Award for her work and has illustrated more than twenty-four books for children, including classic tales, fairy tales, biographies, story collections, and picture books. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763636746
Author:
Laura Amy Schlitz and Angela Barrett
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Barrett, Angela
Author:
Schlitz, Laura Amy
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.50x5.50x1.00 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
07-14

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Product details 128 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763636746 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Intimate scenes with only lightly anthropomorphized garden animals are delightful."
"Review" by , "Readers will delight in Flory's resourcefulness in finding food, clothing, and a new form of transportation (on the back of a squirrel), and identify with her brash, childlike personality ('I hate, hate, hate bats, and I'm always going to hate them'), which softens as she grows compassionate and makes friends."
"Review" by , "Young readers...will enjoy Flora's [sic] wit and derring-do and will, no doubt, spend countless hours imagining new adventures for her in their backyard fairy houses."
"Review" by , "For years I've been searching for a new Harry Potter contender, and every year I've come up short. But an answer has come in an unlikely form — not that Harry Potter was ever likely — in a short, glowing fantasy novel called The Night Fairy by 2008 Newbery medalist, Laura Amy Schlitz."
"Review" by , "An imaginative adventure story in a familiar, yet exotic landscape....Beautifully composed, the artwork combines subtle use of color with a keen observation of nature that's reminiscent of Beatrix Potter's work. This finely crafted and unusually dynamic fairy story is a natural for reading aloud."
"Review" by , "Beautifully crafted....Barrett's full-color watercolor illustrations add depth and perspective to the story. Detailed and drawn to scale, they give readers a sense of just how tiny Flory is compared to the other animals. Children will enjoy looking at this garden from the perspective of the tiny but resilient protagonist. Sure to be a favorite among girls who love fairies."
"Synopsis" by , Newbery Medalist Schlitz and a world-renowned illustrator and miniaturist venture into the realm of the illustrated classic with this tale about what happens to a fairy who loses her wings and is unable to fly. Full color.
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