The Night Fairy

By Schlitz, Laura Amy

Publishers Summary:
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 willingto 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.

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ISBN
978-0-76363-674-6
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Gr 1-4 Flory is a night fairy who is still becoming accustomed to her beautiful mothlike wings when a run-in with a bat drops her into a strange garden unable to fly. She is forced to learn to survive in the daylight and takes up residence in a birdhouse in a Giantess's garden. Flory, no taller than an acorn, struggles at first with squirrels, hummingbirds, spiders, an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Flora, a very young night fairy, is nearly eaten by a hungry bat and is left flightless and with an understandable hatred for all things chiropteran. Making her home in an abandoned wren house, she vows to become a day fairy and thus avoid bats altogether. She loves the beautiful flying creatures of the day even if her skin longs for the night air and her eyes are burned by the sun. Schlitz explores Flora's moral developm...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

After nearly being eaten by a bat and left flightless, young night fairy Flora vows to become a day fairy and avoid bats al...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 9, 2010

- The characters are well developed, especially Flory and Skuggle. - The book's small format, striking chapter-opening silhouettes, and vivid beginning draw readers ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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