The Fairy Bell Sisters #3: Golden at the Fancy-Dress Party

The Fairy Bell Sisters #3: Golden at the Fancy-Dress Party

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by Margaret McNamara, Julia Denos
     
 

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Fall has arrived on Sheepskerry Island, which means it's time for the Fairy Bell sisters to start preparing their houses for the cold weather. But Golden is tired of working so hard—she needs some glamour in her life! So when she gets the opportunity to compete in Queen Titania's fancy-dress party on the mainland, she couldn't be happier. Independence,

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Fall has arrived on Sheepskerry Island, which means it's time for the Fairy Bell sisters to start preparing their houses for the cold weather. But Golden is tired of working so hard—she needs some glamour in her life! So when she gets the opportunity to compete in Queen Titania's fancy-dress party on the mainland, she couldn't be happier. Independence, fashion, a chance to spread her wings . . . what more could a young fairy wish for?

But the mainland is so different from Sheepskerry—her host fairies are unfriendly, and Goldie feels out of place without her sisters by her side. Can her creativity and quick thinking turn her trip to the city from disaster to triumph?

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2013-08-15
Fairy Golden Bell travels to the mainland for an adventure packed with fairies, fashion and bullying. Queen Mab announces that her mainland cousin, Queen Titania, has issued an invitation to one Sheepskerry Island fairy to come and attend her fancy-dress party. The prestigious event includes a costume contest with prize. The Sheepskerry Island fairies decide that creative, fashion-loving Golden will best represent them, and she is thrilled at the chance to travel to the mainland. Once there, however, she discovers that people are curt, her hosts are snobs, and fairies who struggle with reading--like Goldie herself, who has special tutoring back home--are given up on and limited to servant positions. Her host and competitor in the costume contest, Claudine, discovers Goldie's reading trouble and exploits it to sabotage Goldie, lying about the letter that tells the costume theme. Goldie constructs a witch costume while everyone else prepares pink princesses. Goldie overcomes her embarrassment by collecting new costume components on the way to the party, and with a quick alteration, she becomes a princess of the night. As the only standout in the sea of pink, Goldie's originality wins the prize. The straightforward bullying storyline pleasantly surprises by touching on how bullies affect wider group dynamics. References to earlier books in the series enforce the familiar continuity. Age-appropriate story sophistication outweighs didacticism. (Squeak's glossary, Goldie's cape instructions, music) (Fantasy. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062228093
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Fairy Bell Sisters , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
829,495
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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