Wings: A Fairy Tale [NOOK Book]

Overview

Tamisin has always been a little weird. Her freckles actually look more like sparkles and occasionally, she likes to dance under the full moon. Then one day, wings sprout from her back, and Tamisin learns that her parents adopted her from fairyland. Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, this fairy tale will delight fans of The Tales of the Frog Princess and new readers alike.
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Overview

Tamisin has always been a little weird. Her freckles actually look more like sparkles and occasionally, she likes to dance under the full moon. Then one day, wings sprout from her back, and Tamisin learns that her parents adopted her from fairyland. Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, this fairy tale will delight fans of The Tales of the Frog Princess and new readers alike.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ashleigh Vanada
Tamisin always thought she was different than the other students at her school because of her pointy ears, sparkling freckles, and ability to see goblins. When she sprouts wings, her suspicions are confirmed. Plying her parents for information, Tamisin learns that she was adopted. Then a handsome new kid at school named Jak befriends her, and she can tell he knows something. Jak is half-human and half-goblin, and he is on a mission to bring Tamisin back to his world. When she's attacked by dangerous goblins at Jak's house, Tamisin enters into that world, a place where fairies and goblins really exist—and they are after her. Tamisin and Jak travel through treacherous lands and meet fascinating characters who come to their aid when they need it the most. When she meets her real mother, the queen of the fairies, Tamisin's weird qualities begin to make sense while her love for her adopted, fully-human parents is realized. While the characters, imagery, and events are startlingly creative and unique to the fantasy genre, this modern-day fairy tale doesn't have persuasive transitions between Tamisin and Jak's differing perspectives. Oftentimes, a character's actions or words are forced to agree with the plot rather than the individual's personalities. The happily-ever-after ending fits well with the idea of a fairy tale, but leaves a lot of loose ends in the plot. Elementary and middle school children are more likely to find the story intriguing than are young adults. Reviewer: Ashleigh Vanada
School Library Journal

Gr 6-9

From the premise that Titania's night with the donkey-headed Bottom-as depicted in A Midsummer Night's Dream-resulted in a halfling child, Baker spins this modern fairy tale. Although she's used to being different, 15-year-old Tamasin is surprised when wings suddenly sprout from her back and her parents reveal that she was adopted. Meanwhile, in the land of the fey, Jak, another halfling, struggles to fit in with his goblin family. When his uncle sends him to the human world on a special mission to find and bring back a particular girl, he seizes the chance to prove himself. Jak meets Tamasin at school and invites her to a Halloween party. Together they fall through a gate and into the middle of a rebellion in the fairy world, pitting her birth mother, Titania, against his goblin uncle. Jak and Tamasin's friendship grows as they learn about one another and try to remain alive. Readers experience events from both teens' perspectives as the third-person narrative moves back and forth in time, alternating points of view. The author has left open the possibility of further adventures for Jak and Tamasin, but awkward transitions and far too many coincidentally helpful magic abilities make it hard to believe in this particular fairy world.-Kathleen Isaacs, Towson University, MD

Kirkus Reviews
There's the mortal world, and then there's the world of the fey-where they touch are doors that only the fey can use. When Tamisin was 11, she began seeing goblins on Halloween; as the goblins become aware that she has this ability, adventures ensue. Halflings in both worlds have a hard time and struggle with prejudicial treatment, which readers and Tamisin both learn as half-goblin and new-boy-at-school Jak's story unfolds. As Tamisin struggles with pointed ears and the sudden onset of wings growing out of her back, her origins become clear. Gradually the human world fades in importance as adventures in the world of the fey take over, with magical happenings closer to fairy tales than real life. Tamisin discovers her place in a world ruled by Titania, the Queen of the fairies, and she finds that Jak's halfling status brings them together to defeat the goblins' evil intent. This relinquishment of the real world is a loss, since 15-year-old Tamisin's friends and family are more compelling characters than the fey. For fairy fans only. (Fiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599908069
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 4/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 198,196
  • Age range: 10 years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

E. D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for a new Disney movie which will be released this fall (The Princess and the Frog). Baker is also the author of Wings: A Fairy Tale. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland.

Visit www.edbakerbooks.com


E. D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for a new Disney movie which will be released this fall (The Princess and the Frog). Baker is also the author of Wings: A Fairy Tale. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland. Visit www.edbakerbooks.com
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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    Not E.D. Bakers best work!

    I got this book is about a girl named Tamisan who is a little unusual. Then she finds out that she is a fairy and she is taken back to the fairy world by goblins. And she and a goblin named Jak fall in love with each other. It was good but when I was getting deeper into the book it was just boring. And I skipped to the ending and it seems like there is going to be a sequel. I got this for Christmas and I was so excited about reading it but the story was just boring and predictable. Its predictable because you know the main characters just fall in love with each other. Also you know right away that Tamisin is a fairy because the book kind of tells you right away. I think E.D. Baker could of done better than what she wrote. If you are starting to read books from her I would suggest reading the books from the Frog Princess Series its actually a good series and they are action packed and full of adventure and magic and not the same kind of happily ever after fairy tale.

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    GREAT!

    I luv luv luv luv luv luv luv luv luv this book it is 1 of the best books i have ever read wish there was more than 5 stars to rate by i would give it the highest amout of stars possible!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    cute story kina cheesy

    This was a cute story but i felt like i've heard this story about a girl finding out she's Tania's long lost daughter a million times.It was a bit boring and cheesy. I kept on waiting for it to get good but it never got good.I thought it would have more fairies in it but mostly just had goblins.It was a cute story and I would recomend it to someone who likes this type of story and is really bored and has nothing to do.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    What I Think About The Story Wings.

    I loved the story it was one of the best books I ever read. I think anybody who likes fairytales should read Wings.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Great

    I read the sample and loved it

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Jaed

    I love this book i must have read thirty times everyone needs to read it

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Kat may 22 2012

    The book is amazing,i luv it ! anonymous april 6,2009, i don't know wat book u read, but the book i read waz insanely awesome


    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Greatest book ever

    It was a book with another world and different creatures who try to capture a girl who is a halfling and they try to use her against her mother you will find that out later.But it was the best book i ever read.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Super

    This book is amazing. Every one should totally read this book. I can not wait till the sequel comes bout tomorrow. Yehh so excited.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Amazing

    This is the best book e.d. baker has ever made it is also my favriot book

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Awsome

    I loved this story and it truly awsome if you liked this tead wings lauerl number 1

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Go ahead and read it.

    It is obviously your choice whether or not you read this book. I have been interested in reading this book for a while and i finally got the opportunity to read it. Just a word of advice.......dont skip through it. You have got to read the whole thing. Another word of advice........pay attention. Details are important to remember. I am still unsure on how much i like this book. I am happy that i got to read it finally though. Sometimes it is hard to follow especially when both people are keeping secrets but it is still a good fiction fairy tail.
    Just, Me

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    I read a book like this called Dragon kiss everyone should read it!It has two dragons in it and one is named Audun and another is named Millie and are in love!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Luv it!!

    I LUV this book. Dont listen to the people who gave it 2 stars and said it was boring. I read it 3 times in a row and never got tired of it. I cant wait to read the sequel!! SO EXCITED!! I'm 11 and LUV this book!! I recommend it for ages 9 - 12 or 13, depending on their reading level. I totally recommend that you buy this book. Worth the $$! E.D. Baker ROCKS. I've read tons of books by her( or is it a he?) BUY THIS BOOK!!!!

    Luv,
    The Crazy Banana

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Loved It!

    One of the best books ever! Reading is my life and this is one of the best books I've ever read, and that is saying something, seeing as how I've already read more books at age thirteen than most adult have read by age thirty-nine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Great book

    I really liked theconcept of the book girl being a fairy and all, but it might need a.little more action and i like stories in first person. Oh by the way i am 11 and i.dressed.up like.a fairy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    E d baker......

    Ok so like this was my FAV book i hope she writes a sequel to the curent sequel =p

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    I Can u answer my question Can u answer my question?

    Is this the same as Fairy Wings? Is it the same book, just renamed?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Awsome

    Awsome book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    SOOOOO GOOOD!

    This book was so good you will never belive what happens

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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