Alice The Fairy

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Overview

Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's funny picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a nose for trouble and a magic wand.

FORMAT: Paperback book and CD

Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, and to turn her father into a horse! There are still a few things Alice needs to ...

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Overview

Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's funny picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a nose for trouble and a magic wand.

FORMAT: Paperback book and CD

Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, and to turn her father into a horse! There are still a few things Alice needs to learn to become a Permanent Fairy, like how to float her dog on the ceiling and make her clothes put themselves away, but she's working on it--sort of. This endearing, funny story about a girl and her vivid imagination, is sure to delight every fairy in training!

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the book:

"With his signature cartoon-style art and childlike lettering, Shannon has created a winsome, exubertant heroine whos ewide wyws and toothy smile bring David to mind, though Alice's blonde ringlets are all her own. Variety in page and text layout and the use of brilliant color make the pictures dance and occasionally pop right off the pages. An enjoyable romp."
-School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545117586
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 214,607
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 13.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Shannon

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon’s bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.
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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 5, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)
    1. Education:
      B.A., Art Center College of Design

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  • Posted December 22, 2009

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    My kids LOVE this book. I read it in a freaky fairy voice. They can't get enough! Alice is so wacky and fun. What an imagination that little Alice has!!

    I found this book at our local library. The librarian said her daughter was afraid of Alice's looks. Just in case my kids were turned off, I read the story in a freaky fairy voice - imagine Marge Simpson as an adorable 3-yr old. My 6 1/2 yr old and my 3 1/2 year old LOVE this story now.

    After renewing at the library 3-4x, I just had to purchase Alice the Fairy for our family library. The kids want me to read the story every week and they talk about Alice as if she is a real little girl.

    Get this book and have fun delving into Alice's imaginative world that is so true to life, you have to laugh at her antics. My favorite is how she made her daddy's cookies...hers!

    Why are you still reading this review? Buy the book already!!!!!

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  • Posted November 28, 2009

    Alice the fairy

    I like the book it was pretty good, well to me of course.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    Fantastic kids book!

    What a terrific story about Morton and his annoying little brother. What do you think will happen if Morton can change his little brother into a dragon? The pictures of Morton and his expressions will keep you laughing for days!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    Fun, 'Fairy'tale of a story!

    Alice the Fairy is a fun and imaginative story of a young girl using her magic wand and her imaginative powers to make the best of things. The pictures are are very enjoyable, and the story allows readers of all ages to expand their imaginations and using their magical wands to make undesired parts of life into things more enjoyable! A fun read for all!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2005

    Great book!

    My five year old and I LOVE this book! I have read it over and over to her and haven't gotten tired of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2005

    My Favorite Children's Book Of All Time!

    I bought this book for my 4 year old niece and she and I both absolutely loved it!! The two of us spend alot of time reading together and this is our favorite. No sooner will I finish and she is asking me to read it again! I would recommend this book to anyone with small children, It's cute, witty and the illustrations are incredible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2005

    funny, real, entertaining for all

    I love this book so much that i am giving it as one of my gifts for a baby shower. the most popular books to give to a little baby at a shower are the usual Goodnight Moon, Guess How Much I love You yada yada yada. Those are great books. Classics! That's why the person usually ends up getting about 4 each. David Shannon's books are so funny and very memorable. Here's to a book that is refreshing & alittle goofier than the norm!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2005

    Amusing

    I saw the cover and was intrigued enough to pick up this little delight. Very cute. Definetely something I wouldn't mind reading again and again to the children I take care of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2004

    Even as a Temporary Fairy, Alice Casts A Powerful Spell!

    This grand and hilarious farce by Shannon (No David! ) is irresistible! The story is told by its star - an adorable, precocious, preschooler with a fanciful imagination who believes she¿s a fairy! Accordingly, her blond curls are topped with a tiara, she wears strap-on wings, and wields a magic wand. Admittedly, she¿s only a ¿Temporary¿ fairy because she hasn¿t passed all of the magic tests or attended ¿Advanced Fairy School¿ ¿ prerequisites to ¿Permanent¿ fairyhood. Alice exuberantly demonstrates her current array of tricks in loosely drawn, humorous, child-like illustrations. This includes ¿changing¿ her dad ¿into a horse¿ (having him give her a ride on his back), making herself ¿disappear¿ (by turning off the lights or hiding under her blanket), and ¿turning¿ her ¿oatmeal into cake¿ with ¿fairy dust¿ (sugar). She even tries unsuccessfully to do advanced tricks like making her ¿dog float on the ceiling¿ or her ¿clothes get up off the floor and dance around and line up in the closet.¿ She must also protect herself from the ¿wicked Duchess¿ (Mom) who once ¿locked [her] in the tower¿ (her room) and might to ¿poison¿ her with broccoli. Highly recommended for ages 2 to 6.

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