What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy still getting used to her wings, 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, so be it. ...
What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy still getting used to her wings, 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, so be it. Flory soon finds, though, that not every creature is willing to bend to her demands. In this exhilarating adventure, Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz and renowned miniaturist Angela Barrett have created a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature. This title features luminous full-colour illustrations from Angela Barrett. This is a new classic from Newbery Award Winner Laura Amy Schlitz.
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Publishers Weekly, 2010-01-04 All is not well in fairyland, at least for Flory, a young night fairy whose wings were broken during an encounter with a bat. Feeling vulnerable when unable to fly, Flory finds shelter in a wren house and decides to become a day fairy despite her nocturnal bent ("She soon found that her body did not like the day. Her skin liked to be cool and moist, not hot and dry"). In this whimsical and cozy tale, Newbery Medalist Schlitz (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village) explores what it's like for a tiny winged creature to be grounded. 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. Culminating with Flory's brave act of saving a hummingbird caught in a spider's web, this story reveals how handicaps can be overcome through quick thinking and determination. Full-color art not seen by PW. Ages 7-11. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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