An atmospheric and evocative original take on the concept of what a fairy tale is, set in early 20th-century England
Do fairies really exist? Bessie doesn't think so. But then she meets the mysterious Mrs. Leaf and so begins a lifelong friendship. As time passes Bessie starts to wonder if she might have been wrong about fairies, after all.
|Publisher:||Andersen Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede's 100 Shoes, I Don't Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!, among others. He has received numerous awards, including the German Children's Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bessie never really was sure whether she believes in fairies until she met Mrs. Leaf, her neighbor. They grow a lifelong friendship, each changing in their own ways. However, Mrs. Leaf changes in such an abnormal and somewhat magical way leaving Bessie to question whether she could be a fairy. It is an extremely touching and sweet fairy tale.