Daisy and the Magic Lesson (Fairy Blossoms Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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At Mistress Lily's Fairy School, Daisy is learning to be a fairy helper to humans—and she makes the most wonderful new friends! Violet can turn invisible. Poppy can shape-shift. Marigold can change her wings to match her clothes. Daisy doesn't know any magic at all, but she gets a chance to discover her own special talent when a human in trouble needs the fairies' help!

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Daisy and the Magic Lesson (Fairy Blossoms Series #1)

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Overview

At Mistress Lily's Fairy School, Daisy is learning to be a fairy helper to humans—and she makes the most wonderful new friends! Violet can turn invisible. Poppy can shape-shift. Marigold can change her wings to match her clothes. Daisy doesn't know any magic at all, but she gets a chance to discover her own special talent when a human in trouble needs the fairies' help!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amalia Selle
Daisy is overcome with the excitement; she has been chosen to train as a junior fairy helper at Mistress Lily's Fairy School. She quickly makes friends, but worries that her friends all have special talents that she lacks. Soon, Daisy and her friends encounter a young woman who needs help. As they are in training to help humans, the fairies determine something must be done about the monster harming the woman's baby. In this first "Fairy Blossoms" book, Daisy finds friends and gains a deeper knowledge of her own abilities. Young readers who long to be princesses will enjoy Suzanne Williams' simplistic and whimsical story. Descriptions of glitter and flowers abound; adrenaline-rush excitement does not. Daisy and her fellow fairy friends receive minimal character development and seem largely stereotypical. This book is cute without being original or memorable, but younger female fantasy lovers who are not yet able to read older fantasy material will appreciate it. Reviewer: Amalia Selle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061975882
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Fairy Blossoms , #1
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 410,910
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Williams sometimes jumps on her bed, but she never monkeys around when it comes to her writing. She has written several picture books, including Library Lil, Mommy Doesn't Know My Name, and My Dog Never Says Please. She is also the author of the Princess Power series. Suzanne Williams lives in Renton, Washington.

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Fairy Blossoms #1: Daisy and the Magic Lesson

Chapter One

Cloverleaf Cottage

Daisy stood before the gate to Cloverleaf Village. Her wings quivered with excitement—and maybe just a touch of nerves. For almost the hundredth time, she unfolded the letter from Mistress Lily's Fairy School. Holding it tight in her tiny hands, she read it again:

Dear Daisy,

I am pleased to let you know that you have been accepted to train as a junior fairy helper. A spot is being held for you at Cloverleaf Cottage. Please report tomorrow. Instruction begins at 10:00 A.M.

Sincerely,
Mistress Lily

Daisy still couldn't believe she had been chosen to attend. Studying to become a fairy helper was her dearest dream. "Here I come!" she said out loud. Then she unlatched the gate and stepped inside.

"Oooh," Daisy sighed. Stretching ahead of her was a lovely wide path, curving through pink-blossomed clover that was just as tall as Daisy. A dozen or more fairy houses and shops faced the path on either side. Several fairies flitted to and fro above the path or tended colorful gardens in front of their houses and shops.

Daisy breathed in the sweet scent of roses and lilies. Fluttering her wings, she skimmed down the path. It ended at a golden bridge that crossed over a crystal-clear stream. The bridge's rails sparkled with rubies, diamonds, and emeralds.

"How beautiful!" Daisy exclaimed. She set down her bundle and ran her delicate fingers over the jewels. Then she climbed onto a rail for a better view of the school, which was just on the other side.

Cloverleaf Cottage, as the school building was called, was nestled among the roots of an enormous oak tree. Like most fairy dwellings, the cottage was made of packed earth and twigs. Clover covered the steeply sloped sides of the A-frame cottage.

"Hi!"

The voice startled Daisy and she lost her balance. She flapped her wings to steady herself, but it was too late. She toppled into the stream with a splash. When she sat up in the water, Daisy saw a fairy with long reddish hair and very pointy ears peering down at her. The fairy looked about nine years old—Daisy's age.

"Are you okay?" the fairy asked.

Daisy nodded. How embarrassing. This wasn't at all how she'd imagined her arrival! If her older sister, Iris, were here, she'd be rolling her eyes. Iris did everything perfectly and was perfect in every way. This kind of accident would never happen to her. Fortunately, Iris went to a different school.

Dripping wet, Daisy climbed out of the stream. She squeezed the water from her hair and did her best to wring out her favorite yellow top. It was embroidered with little daisies, and she'd worn it special for the first day of school. Now it was a mess!

The fairy with the red hair and pointy ears picked up Daisy's bundle and flew toward her. She landed just as Daisy shook her wings dry, spraying the fairy.

"Thanks a lot," she said, handing Daisy her bundle. "Do you give towels with your showers?"

Daisy blushed. "Sorry."

The fairy grinned. She was wearing a sleeveless green dress with touches of white lace and a scalloped hem, and pointed green dance slippers with poppies on the toes. "Don't mind me," she said. "I was only joking."

Daisy pushed her straggly wet hair away from her face. She must look a sight! When her hair was dry, it flipped up at the ends and was a pretty blond color. Wet, it looked like an old dishrag. "Are you a junior fairy helper too?" she asked.

"Sure am." The fairy fluttered her wings. Daisy was surprised to see that they were much smaller than most flower fairies' wings.

"I'm Poppy," said the fairy. "What's your name?"

"Daisy," she said, pulling off her soggy dance slippers and tucking them into her bundle.

"I've already been to the cottage," Poppy said, "but you're the only other junior fairy I've met so far."

"Have you seen Mistress Lily?" Daisy asked eagerly.

"Not yet," said Poppy. "We'll see her when we get to class."

"Where do we sleep?" Daisy asked.

Poppy linked her arm through Daisy's. "Outside. Come on, I'll show you. We've got a few minutes before class starts."

As they came up to the cottage, they heard beautiful music. Someone was playing a harp. The fresh smell of baking bread wafted from an open window. Daisy breathed in deeply. "I still can't believe I'm really here," she said.

"Me neither," said Poppy. "I've wanted to become a fairy helper for the longest time."

"Really?" cried Daisy. "Me too!"

Poppy smiled. Then she pointed to a well-tended plot of flowers. Partly shaded by the oak tree, they grew beside the cottage. "See the poppies? That's where I'm camped out."

Daisy spotted a bunch of daisies right next to the poppies. How perfect was that? Her wings fluttered with delight. "Terrific! We can be neighbors!"

"I'd like that," said Poppy.

Her reply made Daisy feel warm all over—in spite of her damp clothes. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they became good friends? Iris had friends by the dozens, of course. But here, in this new place, Daisy would be happy with just one.

Fairy Blossoms #1: Daisy and the Magic Lesson. Copyright © by Suzanne Williams. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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