Vidia and the Fairy Crown [NOOK Book]

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Vidia can be nasty and selfish, but is she a thief? When she is falsely accused of stealing Queen Clarion's crown, she begins an investigation that leads her on a wild-goose chase to the far corners of the Home Tree. Will Vidia be able to clear her name in time?
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Overview

Vidia can be nasty and selfish, but is she a thief? When she is falsely accused of stealing Queen Clarion's crown, she begins an investigation that leads her on a wild-goose chase to the far corners of the Home Tree. Will Vidia be able to clear her name in time?
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Editorial Reviews

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In Pixie Hollow, the land of the Never fairies and sparrow men, Vidia, the greedy and sometimes cruel, fastest of the fast-flying-talent fairies, has been cast under a shadow of suspicion when one day the fairy Queen's crown was found missing. Queen Ree called for a special meeting of everyone in Pixie Hollow. When no one seemed to have an answer to this problem and it looked as if Vidia was the culprit, Queen Ree turned to her and said, "Let's all gather again the day after tomorrow; we'll hold Vidia's hearing then, midmorning. Vidia you will have the chance to speak to the charges against you." Everyone believed that Vidia was guilty except for kindhearted Prilla, one of the youngest Never fairies. This starts off the adventure of finding the Queen's crown and the lesson the Never fairies and sparrow men learn—not everything is as it seems. This tale of adventure and intrigue will give you a wild but enjoyable ride as you begin to realize that the more things appear to change the more they really stay the same. This is a well-written story that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats waiting to see what is around the next corner. This book is part of the "Disney Fairies" series. 2006, A Stepping Stone Book/Random House, Ages 8 to 12.
—Denise McGrain
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-These four paperbacks feature the denizens of Pixie Hollow, in Never Land. Beck, an animal-talent fairy, helps to end a war between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks. Lily, a garden-talent fairy, plants a mysterious seed that grows into a noxious but ultimately amazing plant. Tink, otherwise known as Tinker Bell, is a pots-and-pans fairy whose talent disappears when she loses her magic hammer. Vidia is a fast-flying-talent fairy with a mean streak, whose heart warms just a little when other fairies help her clear her name when she is falsely accused of stealing the Fairy Queen's crown. The full-color illustrations are typical Disney animation style. These attractive, fluffy titles will almost certainly fly off the shelves where such paperback series as Tracey West's "Pixie Tricks" (Scholastic) are popular.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423158257
  • Publisher: Disney Book Group
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Series: Disney Fairies Series
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 459,584
  • File size: 5 MB

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Vidia and the Fairy Crown


By Laura Driscoll

Random House

Laura Driscoll
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0736423729


Chapter One

Every fairy and sparrow man in Pixie Hollow had received the same invitation. It was handwritten on linen in blackberry juice.

It was going to be the biggest celebration Pixie Hollow had seen in a long time. So, on the day of the party, the Home Tree was abuzz with activity. The Never fairies went all out getting ready to celebrate the Arrival Day of their beloved queen, Clarion, whose nickname was Ree.

In the kitchen, on the ground floor of the Home Tree, the cooking- and baking-talent fairies were whipping up the seven-course royal Arrival Day dinner. The menu included dandelion leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and spices; oven-roasted minipumpkin soup; and potpies filled with dwarf mushrooms and mouse Brie. Dulcie, a baking-talent fairy, was churning out batch after batch of her specialty, the most delicious poppy puff rolls in all of Never Land. And for dessert, she made a ten-layer raspberry-vanilla cake with buttercream frosting.

Meanwhile, the polishing-talent fairies were hard at work in the Home Tree lobby and the dining hall. Every brass plate, every doorknob, mirror, window latch, and marble floor tile was polished until the fairies could see their reflections just about everywhere they looked.

The decoration-talent fairies and the celebration-setup fairies zipped about the dining hall. They moved the tables and chairs. They draped the tables with gold tablecloths and delicate lacy spiderwebs. They sprinkled flower-petal confetti on every table and across the floor. They hung colorful balloons in the arched doorway.

The light-talent fairies did double duty. Some of them set up the firefly lanterns that would fill the room with thousands of dancing points of light. Others did a practice run of the light show they would perform for the queen at the party. They skillfully flared and dimmed their fairy glows to create a dazzling display.

The sewing-talent fairies were putting the finishing touches on the queen's dress. It was a full-length masterpiece of the finest silk, decorated with pale pink rose petals, the softest green leaves, and freshwater pearls.

Even Tinker Bell, a member of the pots-and-pans talent, was helping out. The cooking-talent fairies needed every pot and pan they could get their hands on. So Tinker Bell had risen early that morning. She finished fixing all the broken pots in her workshop on the second floor of the Home Tree. Then she returned them all, making several trips between her workshop and the kitchen.

On her last trip down to the kitchen, Tink met up with her friend Rani, a water-talent fairy. Rani had been working in the kitchen all morning long. She was using her talent to help out with lots of little tasks, like getting the water to boil faster on the stove.

"Rani!" Tink called. "Do you have time for a break?"

Rani looked around the kitchen. Things seemed to be running smoothly. She didn't think she'd be missed if she stepped out for a few minutes.

"Yes," Rani replied. "I do have time. Let's go out back and whistle for Brother Dove. Maybe he can fly us down to the beach."

Rani did not have wings, you see. She was the only Never fairy who didn't. She had given them up to save Mother Dove's egg--and Pixie Hollow itself. Ever since then, Brother Dove had been her wings. Whenever she wanted or needed to fly somewhere, Rani just whistled for him, and Brother Dove came to her.

Tinker Bell and Rani left the kitchen through the back door. They stepped out into the late-morning sunshine. It was a
glorious, clear day.

Tink took a deep breath of fresh air. "It's going to be a beautiful--"

"--evening," said Rani, finishing the thought. She had a habit of finishing
others' sentences. "The perfect night for a party."

Just then, there was a rustling in the brush overhead. Both Tink and Rani jumped.

"Is it a hawk?" Rani cried in alarm. Hungry hawks were the greatest threats to the Never fairies' safety.

Instinctively, Tink flew in front of Rani, shielding her. She strained her eyes and gazed up into the brush. She wanted to get a better look.

Then, as she made out the shape of a fairy among the leaves, Tinker Bell relaxed. She put her hands on her hips.

"That's no hawk," Tink said with a laugh. "It's Vidia."


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Vidia and the fairy crown

    When Queen Clarion's fairy crown goes missing, everyone in Pixie hollow thinks sour-tempered Vidia is to blame. After all, Vidia haa a grudge against the queen, and she is always making trouble. Vidia could not care less what the other fairies think of her . . . until she finds out what the punishment is for the crown stealing. Now it is up to Vidia to clear her name. But time is running out. Vidia has only two days to solve the mystery of the missing fairy crown. If she does not, she will be banished from the fairy kingdom-forever. This is an awsome book. In the end vidia found the crown. I recommend this book to every one who is reading my review. My favorite part was when vidia had to try on the fake crowns to find the real crown, but she did not want to. The author really did a good job of writing this book. I hope the author will write more books about vidia. I hope the people reading my review liked it. Well......... tata i have to go now, this is the end.bye

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Vidia

    Vidia is cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Vidia

    I think that vidia is a mean sneak thief and that she is grouchy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    INFO

    SAMPLE?????????
    TO ????????????
    SHORT??????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    I like....

    Vidia rosseta and silvermist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    To number 2

    You have this book for real,roght?and you just looked at the back of it right?i hate you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Flower gril flower gril

    I love thaes book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Intriguing, funny, and Vidia is just plain mean. But thats what's so funny about her character. And what makes us laugh.

    Great, my daughter and I just laughed and laughed, especially because Vidia just doesn't hold back any of her thoughts. Thats whats so funny, and great about her character. She tells it like she see's it, but it shows how the bully just needs some extra guidance too, and she can see the light beyond being so mean.

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    My daughter Likes Vidia

    My daughter likes Vidia and really enjoyed this book. She kept asking if Vidia was in trouble and how she could help her. She has talked about it for days after we read it so I know it made a impact!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2009

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    My daughter really liked the book. She said that there were a lot of characters in this book that she liked. The book was also pretty funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    The best book i've read this year

    Vidia and the Fairy Crown is an awesome book. I liked it because Vidia goes completly out of her way to stay in pixe hallow. This is so amazing because so greedy and doesn't like any of the fairies. Plus Prilla hleps her when they have two diffrent personalties. Another great thing is the pictures are in color.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2008

    A reviewer

    I love all of the series of Disney Fairies amd highly recomend this book. Is vidia as mean to be a thief? find out, or read the first chapter to see how good it is at Disney Fairies.com.

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