The Night Fairy

The Night Fairy

by Laura Amy Schlitz
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The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

From 2008 Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating new 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: 9781406331387
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 11/28/2011
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 SCHLIEMAN: 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 lower school 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-four 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. 23 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!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO MUCH GOOD TO SAY SO LITTLE ROOM TO SAY IT!!!!!
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.
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.
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Shannaraioa More than 1 year ago
This book is not only adult entertaining but one I would encourage to be read to children.
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JennyLouHarris More than 1 year ago
The book is a charming book but a little odd. The night fairy, Flory, is a nicely developed character and a strong girl. She does not look for others to improve her situation but develops her own skills and strengths. After her wing is injured by a bat at night, she becomes a day fairy so she doesn't have to deal with bats again. She befriends a squirrel named Skuggle. She then meets a hummingbird who gives her rides. She wants the bird to serve her but the bird forthrightly tells her that she cannot. The hummingbird will still give her rides but cannot be available at her beck and call. Flory then protects the hummingbird's nest from a praying mantis, a spider and a raccoon. A bat comes swooping in to help chase the raccoon away. Even though her wing is growing back nicely, Flory still cannot fly well. The bat, who is the one who injured her because he thought she was a luna moth, apologizes and offers to give her rides around the garden. She tells the bat, Peregrine, that, "Now that I am not afraid of you, I am not afraid of anything." The hummingbird gives Flory a ride to the nest so she can see the baby hummingbirds whom she protected. This illustration is the best one in the book. But the ending is what is awful about the book. Flory falls asleep and the squirrel comes to asks her about the cherries she was supposed to bring. I think the book should have ended after she sees the baby hummingbirds; it is like the author didn't know where to end the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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pyperkymber More than 1 year ago
Great quick read!
Carly Maytas More than 1 year ago
Kinda wierd but on my wishlist thats on my nook i got for $5.00