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Rosy and the Secret Friend (Fairy Bell Sisters Series #2)
     

Rosy and the Secret Friend (Fairy Bell Sisters Series #2)

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by Margaret McNamara, Julia Denos
 

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Margaret McNamara tells the stories of Tinker Bell’s little sisters in her charming chapter-book series, the Fairy Bell Sisters. Readers of the Disney Fairies and Rainbow Fairies series will adore these magical fairy tales.

In the second book in the series, Rosy and the Secret Friend, it’s summertime, and the island cottages are taken over by

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Margaret McNamara tells the stories of Tinker Bell’s little sisters in her charming chapter-book series, the Fairy Bell Sisters. Readers of the Disney Fairies and Rainbow Fairies series will adore these magical fairy tales.

In the second book in the series, Rosy and the Secret Friend, it’s summertime, and the island cottages are taken over by the Summer People. The fairies are supposed to stay in hiding, away from the big, scary humans. But one Summer Child, Louisa, is sick and lonely. Kindhearted Rosy knows just what to do to make her feel better. Soon Rosy and Louisa are secret friends! How can Rosy keep such a big secret from her very own sisters?

Whimsical illustrations by Julia Denos make these books a magical read.

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“This short, illustrated chapter book should be just right for fairy fans who enjoy a bit of adventure as well as a cozy setting.”
Kirkus Reviews
Fairy Rosy Bell strikes up a forbidden friendship with a human child. In August, the Summer People--human vacationers--arrive at their vacation cottages on Sheepskerry Island. They bring loud noises, trample fairy gardens and are dangerous; when humans discover fairies, they chase them off and leave them homeless. Rosy intends to follow the rules and avoid the Summer People, but then she overhears an injured little girl's parents hoping the island's magic will cheer up their daughter. Overwhelmed by compassion, Rosy sneaks into Lulu's room to tidy up, accidentally wakes up Lulu and is spotted. The two strike up a hidden friendship, meeting and passing notes in secret. Lulu is a Peter Pan fan who loves hearing about Rosy's big sister Tinker Bell, and in return, she shares her grandmother's stories about visiting the island back when fairies played with Summer Children. But Lulu, not content to be a secret, wants to meet the rest of the Fairy Bell sisters. When a big storm rolls in, Rosy must confess her friendship and enlist the other fairies to help her rescue Lulu, who is on the beach and has lost a crutch. In return, Lulu has the Summer Children help rebuild the fairy homes destroyed by the storm. The story's sweetness is tempered by the friendship's secrecy. Not the subtlest book, but girls who love fairies won't care. (how to make a fairy house, glossary of baby Squeak's language) (Fantasy. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062228048
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Series:
Fairy Bell Sisters Series , #2
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
347,197
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award-winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part of their summer on an island in Maine very much like Sheepskerry Island.

The hardest question for Julia Denos to answer is "What is your favorite color?" She has illustrated several children's books, including Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, Dotty by Erica S. Perl, Grandma's Gloves by Cecil Castellucci, and Letters to Leo by Amy Hest. This is the first book she has written and illustrated. Julia lives in Boston.

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Rosy and the Secret Friend (Fairy Bell Sisters Series #2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good and my siter looooooooooooved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First review!!!!!!!!!!!!