The Night Fairy

The Night Fairy


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From 2008 Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating adventure — and a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature.

What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth — is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others what to do — like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach — so be it. Not every creature, however, is as willing to bend to Flory’s demands. Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz and world-renowned illustrator and miniaturist Angela Barrett venture into the realm of the illustrated classic — a classic entirely and exquisitely of their making, and a magnificent adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763652951
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 176,652
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, illustrated by Robert Byrd. She is also the author of A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama; The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy; and The Bearskinner: A Story of the Brothers Grimm, a retelling illustrated by Max Grafe. She lives in Baltimore, where she is a librarian at the Park School.

Angela Barrett studied at the Royal College of Art in England with Quentin Blake and is one of Britain’s most highly acclaimed illustrators. She has won the Smarties Book Prize and the W. H. Smith Illustration Award for her work and has illustrated more than twenty-five books for children, including classic tales, fairy tales, biographies, story collections, and picture books. She lives in London.

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The Night Fairy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter enjoyed this story. She had good things to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flory really has a tough go of it from the beginning. She learns how to take care of her self, then to look out for others. She also learns that it's easier to "catch a fly with honey," and the joy that can come with forgiveness. There are so many life lessons thrown into this book with a fun, adventure story for the fairy lover in all of us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful story with rich details. I read it with my 8 year old daughter and we both loved it! I think we both wanted the story to never end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not put this book down!!!! U should read it is gr8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would 10 stars if I could!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was one of the best books I have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting story!READ!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend to 7+
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this for a book parade book. It was great one of my favs. I highly reccomend it.
delmas_coulee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My first thought when starting this books was that it is meant to be read aloud. It would make a great multiple part story for any child with a touch of magic. I also loved that fairies aren't portrayed as sweet, kind, and gentle. We see how Flory grows and changes, there is a message there but it is subtle and secondary to the story.
lhanes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is an ideal night time story. It tells the story of Flory, a little night fairy,while she ventured out one night ans was mistaken for a moth. A bat made the mistake and attacked her leaving her wings borken and unuseable. Flory then finds herself in a giantess¿s garden and must learn to adapt to a life without wings. This story follows Flory¿s adventures in trying to cope in a strange flightless new world.Int he classroom setting I would use this one as a story starter. Its just past the picture book level so its perfect for 1st and 2nd graders. It does use pictures to break up the text. I would have the students try to think about things they would no longer do it thye no longer had wings such as Flory. How they would adapt and overcome. I would also incorporate a art lesson into it and have them draw a picture of Flory without her wings inher new world.
Bonnie_Morley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From the 2008 Newbery Medal Award winner, Laura Amy Schlitz, comes the children¿s novel ¿The Night Fairy¿. This novel has also won the Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year.¿The Night Fairy¿ is the perfect book to read to your children at night. It follows the life of a little night fairy named Flory. One night when venturing out Flory was mistaken for a moth and was attacked by a bat. This horrible mistake left her wings ruined and unusable. She finds herself in a giantess¿s garden and must learn a new life without her wings. This story follows Flory¿s adventures in trying to cope in a strange new world.This little novel is perfect for children who are starting to venture past picture books. This novel is not to long as to intimidate them and has beautiful pictures throughout it to break up the text. Parents will enjoy reading this to their children or having it read to them by their children. The feisty Flory will excite her readers and stimulate their imaginations.
jasonlf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This children's novella tells the story of a night fairy who loses her wings shortly after her birth and is forced to navigate the perils of the garden she lives in ranging from bats to squirrels to spiders without the benefit of flight or even much of her magical powers. It is nicely written and illustrated, a more "realistic" and coming of age version of the typical fairy tale than a fantasy/fable version.
ChristianR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A short and sweet story about a fairy whose wings are injured when she is very young, so she must learn to befriend animals to get places. At first she¿s only interested in helping herself, but she learns to care about the other creatures around her and even the scary ones turn out to not be so bad.
dominirose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Delightful from the very first sentence. Love the bellowing fairy and all the everyday magical creatures sharing her garden. Fleet illustrations usher one back to childhood.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wingless, yet dauntless fairy with tangled curls and a resolute attitude, Flory is a heroine you will love. An intrepid adventurer no taller than a pair of acorns, nothing can stop Flory once she sets her mind - not daylight, not squirrels, not even bats."Flory nodded briskly. 'I can do that,' she said, though she knew how prickly barberry bushes were, and she feared the climb. ... She yanked her arm away from the spiderweb. The sticky thread left a red welt on her arm. Flory was not going to fuss over a minor wound like that. She set her teeth, turned her back on the hummingbird, and set forth on her quest."An action-packed magical journey with nature inspired illustrations of the plucky Flory, diminutive heroine of The Night Fairy.
DianeVogan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a small story with a spunky fairy, nature, friends, adventure and great illustrations--what more would you want?
KHusser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Third person fantasy about, ¿Flory,¿ a night fairy who must adapt to her new ¿day fairy¿ status when a bat accidentally nips her wings, and causes her to live in a new giantess¿ garden. Great example of living within changing circumstances, empathy, and helping others. High-level vocabulary discussed (such as suet, torpor) as well as habits and environments of various garden animals. Gorgeous color illustrations, rich with detail to bring this new world to life for the reader.
LMKatz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written and illustrated story about the life of a fairy. Flory is a delicate night fairy but loses the ability to fly because of a broken wing. When she was very young she was nearly eaten by a bat. Because of this incident she decides to become a day fairy instead of a night fairy so that she can take care of herself and survive life in a Giantess¿s garden without having to worry about the bats and her other enemies. Because of her kindness and compassion towards others and her willingness to help others, Flory makes many new friends. Along with her magical powers and her friends, Flory has many adventures that teach her how to survive in the garden. This is an absolutely beautiful story with very detailed watercolor illustrations that really add some warmth to the story. The Night Fairy is a fabulous story for anyone who has a love of fairies and a great imagination. Grades 2-4
bookwormygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After a run-in with a bat leaves Flory without her wings, she finds that her whole lifestyle is in for a change. For instance, she falls off the tree she has been living in and ends up in the giantess's yard. There she must learn how to survive - find a new home and without her wings, that means work. Angry at the bats, mad at the night, and annoyed with herself, Flory decides she won't be a night fairy anymore--she'll be a day fairy. With her trusty dagger and an always-hungry squirrel, she's off on an unforgettable adventure.What a sweet little tale awaits you in the pages of The Night Fairy. This will definitely appeal to little girls... because really, what little girl doesn't dream of being a fairy?Flory is one tough fairy... I mean tough as nails. She is not shy about threatening any foe with her dagger and, at times, due to her lack of being around other fairy's, her demeanor with her fellow garden dwellers can be rather rude, demanding and even stand-offish. But you can definitely see her growth throughout the story as she not only learns to survive in her new world but she also learns to be a friend.The story comes in a slim volume with stunningly, enchanting artwork by Angela Barrett. The pages were sleek and shiny and you had some thick glittery pages at the end of the book... very nice all-around package that makes you want to display it on your bookshelf. This is a story that can be enjoyed by everyone (no matter the age) and believe me, those of you who do pick it up will cherish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not reaaly in the mood but its super sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't like this book. I think it's not very friendly. And not too fun.