Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy

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Nine-year-old Velvet has had enough of mean kids calling her a pixie just because she's bald. And when Rory O'Leary yanks her hat off and calls her baldy, she stamps on his foot and takes off through the forest.

Tramping through the woods, she watches kangaroos and birds, but when she stops to pick wildflowers, she stumbles upon a fairy caught in the bow of a tree.

The fairy promises to grant Velvet a wish if ...

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Nine-year-old Velvet has had enough of mean kids calling her a pixie just because she's bald. And when Rory O'Leary yanks her hat off and calls her baldy, she stamps on his foot and takes off through the forest.

Tramping through the woods, she watches kangaroos and birds, but when she stops to pick wildflowers, she stumbles upon a fairy caught in the bow of a tree.

The fairy promises to grant Velvet a wish if she saves her and proclaims to be Roseberry - Fairy of Crabtree Forest.

Velvet doesn't believe in magic and thinks someone's playing a trick, but she rescues the so-called fairy anyway.

But just like she thought, her wish of getting her hair back doesn't work and the sneaky Roseberry tries to escape. But when she tries to fly away, she falls off the tree with a thump. And now, as well as having no magic powers, her wings are broken.

Velvet feels sorry for the helpless little sprite and decides to look after her until she recovers. Happy to have a friend, Velvet hides Roseberry in her bedroom, but she soon wonders why she's even bothered to help such an ungrateful little snot. The fairy isn't at all endearing-she's rude, demanding, bad-mannered and spoilt. She acts like a princess, expecting to be waited on.

Velvet figures Roseberry doesn't know how to use her powers because she didn't pay attention in Magic School. And when Roseberry deliberately gets her into trouble, Velvet threatens to take her back into the woods. But before she has a chance, Rory and his gang kidnap her.

Realising she cares for the little sprite, Velvet's heart breaks. Now she'll have to rescue Roseberry, or who knows what they'll do to her.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456387440
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    A must read for every child!

    Velvet is a child who not only survives a serious disease leaving her bald, she must deal with school bullies. She befriends a fairy she saves in the woods and a strange relationship develops between them. The fairy is very rude and ungrateful. This is a story where two unlikely friends help each other to become strong and find themselves. This is an entertaining and very humorous tale which teaches about bullies and tolerance. The writer has a strong voice and tells a great story. I would recommend it to any child.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Loved it!

    This book is inspiring and I couldn't put it down! Puddle did an AMAZING job!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Velvet Ball - not your usual heroine

    Velvet Ball is not your normal little girl; she's the new kid in town, lonely and...bald. After battling a disease that made all her hair fall out, she struggles to be liked at her new school, but instead of giving her a chance, the other children are just nasty and bully her. One day after yet another awful day at school, she takes a shortcut through the woods and finds a doll hanging from a tree branch. It turns out the speaking doll is a fairy named Roseberry, and a bad-mannered one at that. Velvet takes Roseberry home to help her find out why she has no magic powers, but caring for the little sprite turns out to be harder than it seems, what with the local bully trying to steal her and Velvet's mother coming in at all the wrong times. Velvet Ball is a fantastic story with plenty of mischief and humour along the way. The writing is engaging with some challenging words for kids, but not too many that they would lose interest. The plot has many twists and turns that I was completely absorbed and couldn't put it down. Finally a book with beautiful writing that's able to teach valuable values in an entertaining way. A must-read and the perfect gift this winter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    As soon as I read the first page, I was hooked! I couldn't put i

    As soon as I read the first page, I was hooked! I couldn't put it down and at the same time, didn't want it to end. This story has many twists and turns and keep you guessing. I definitely didn't expect the ending and loved it!!
    To Patricia Puddle, more please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Luved it

    Best book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    best book

    I think this book was the best book i ever read. If you like faries and stuff like that then you will love this book. Read it you will enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Good

    This is a good book it teaches you what it is like be bullied and not to bully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    FANTASTIC!

    This is the PERFECT book for kids and people who love to read.Great job Puddle!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    AMAZING

    I loved the book. At one point i started to cry. Amazing job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Great

    I could not put this book down it is fillied with lots information and also for kids to

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    I have never read a book where the author addressed the issue of alopecia, or hair loss in kids. I don¿t even think most kids know what it is. In this story we are introduced to a young girl named Velvet Ball. She has a disease that caused her to lose all of her hair. Her parents move her to the country to try to improve her health in the hopes her hair will grow back. The kids at her new school don¿t want to be her friend. They bully her around and call her names. One day on her way home she finds a fairy hanging from a tree. The fairy promises to grant her a wish if Velvet will help her. Velvet has no idea how much trouble Roseberry is going to cause her. I see several common things running through several of Patricia¿s books. She always has her characters rescuing something or someone. There is usually a bully that the man character must deal with, in this case the kids at school plus the fairy with an attitude. She also always teaches a lesson. It is one that is not thrown into a kids face, yet one that they learn along the way. This book has so much to offer. It would be great for discussions about accepting differences. I laughed at the fairy¿s antics, before she learns she isn¿t a fairy. The ending had a surprising twist I didn¿t see coming but I hope it leads to another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Awsome book

    It was a very good book

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

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    A fun read for kids of all ages - adults too! Check it out!

    Ms. Puddle, you never cease to amaze me! I don't think I've ever read two books in a row by the same author that I've enjoyed this much until now! I loved Star-Crossed Rascals and absolutely adored Polly and Gertie. I didn't think it possible to like any other characters as much as I did those two. That is, until I met Velvet Ball and Roseberry, the Fairy of Crabtree Forest. Once again, I found myself falling in love with the main characters, Velvet our young heroine, and Roseberry our unlikely heroine. Velvet Ball is a bright, intelligent and precocious 9 year old girl who suffers with a disease called Alopecia Areata. This condition has left Velvet bald, with no body hair, and an obvious target for bullies. This wonderful little girl is nobody's victim however, and she is no pushover. Roseberry IS the fairy your mother warned you about. She's sassy times ten, a tad bit rude, yet a bundle of laughs. The way Ms. Puddle handles the relationship between these two is masterful; the dialogue smoothly bounces back and forth as expertly as a tennis ball at a Wimbleton match. The story moves consistently along at a nice speed, with just the right amount of excitement, action and humor. (Might I add well placed, well-timed humor that is actually funny, not cheesy or dumbed down). Velvet rescues Roseberry, after the bullies have thrown her into a tree. She takes her home where she'll be safe, but the bullies kidnap Roseberry out of Velvet's room. (My stomach actually dropped at this part; the talented Ms. Puddle knows how to write!). Velvet is once again going to bravely rescue the fairy from the bullies... I highly recommend Patricia Puddles books to everyone. This is one author, whom I'm thankful to have been introduced to. Her books have never failed to cheer me up and make me laugh. I'll even go as far as to say they're therapeutic. My autistic son loves them also. He's become a big fan. We plan on buying/owning every book she writes. I'll be keeping her books on my favorites shelf for years to come, where they will be shared with my grandchildren.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Adorable, Funny, and good learning :)

    Fantastic! Puddle has created a world of make-believe that is believable. The story will have every child laughing and Puddle will bring out the child in every adult. I read the book to my six year old and Im not sure who liked it more. Thanks for the enjoyment and I look forward to reading more about Velvet!

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

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    What a GREAT read!

    I'm looking for a great story to read on my kindle. This one caught my eye immediately. It is a touching story of a beautiful friendship between a spoiled fairy and a girl who just wants to fit in. Deeply moving, and written fantastic with a strong voice. Nine-year-old Velvet Ball has no hair. If that's not bad enough, her family moves to the country. No fourth graders want to hang out with a bald girl with no eyelashes. They make fun of poor Velvet constantly. While walking home she meets a fairy named Roseberry caught in the bow of a tree. The little sprite says she is the Fairy of Crabtree Forest, and promises to grant Velvet a wish if she saves her. After saving her, Velvet makes her wish but nothing happens. Roseberry doesn't have any magic. Even worse, her wings are broken. Velvet vows to take her home and help her recover. But little does she know, Roseberry is WAY more trouble than what she bargined for. Wit and humor shine in this story, keeping me entertained and laughing the entire journey. Not only is it loaded with action and funny moments, it teaches children how wonderful they really are and sends a wonderful message to kids and moms. It also teaches love, acceptance, and patience. The characters are crafted wonderfully with distinct personalities that made me want to keep scrolling to the next page. I hope to read more from this talented author who has a heart and passion for children. It definitely shows in her writing. I can't wait for the next book to come out because the end left me blown away with a big surprise. What a series this will be! I'm so hooked. I definitely would recommend this book to everyone.

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