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Little Fairy Can't Sleep by Daniela Drescher
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Little Fairy Can't Sleep

by Daniela Drescher

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That gossamer-winged fairy Faith, who first appeared in Daniela Drescher's Little Fairy's Christmas, returns in this second picture-book adventure, once again setting out through the woods, this time because she cannot seem to fall asleep. Encountering the Sandman, as he gathers dust to help young children drift off into slumber, a mother fox whose kits won't go to bed, an owl who's always up at night, and an elf family whose young ones keep demanding more stories, to forestall bedtime, Faith discovers that she is not alone in her wakefulness. It is only when a handsome moth fairy prince finds her and brings her to a magical Midsummer Night's party, that she understand just why everybody is having such trouble getting to sleep...

Originally published in German as Die kleine Elfe kann nicht schlafen, this second picture-book about the little fairy Faith is every bit as engaging as its predecessor, with a sweet story and charming illustrations. I particularly enjoy Daniela Drescher's use of color here, with the deep blue and purple shades of evening and night-time forest, and the warm orange and yellow hues of homes both humble (the fox's den) and more ornate (the elf's house). With Faith's search through the forest, her evening at the party, and her eventual drifting off into slumber, Little Fairy Can't Sleep would make an excellent bedtime selection! Recommended to young fairy-tale lovers, and to fans of Daniela Drescher's artwork. ( )
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Faith, the little fairy, can't get to sleep. It's a lovely summer's night and magic is in the air, so she flies off to see who else is still awake. Faith meets a mother fox and her young cubs, who can't get to sleep, an elf father whose children can't get to sleep, and the sandman who is filling sacks with magic dust to help children everywhere get to sleep. Finally the little fairy meets a moth-fairy prince who takes her to the source of the night's magic - a wonderful Midsummer Night's party - where she dances until she is so tired that she finally falls asleep. This magical, dreamlike tale makes perfect bedtime reading.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:10:43 -0400)

Faith, the little fairy, can't get to sleep. It's a lovely summer's night and magic is in the air, so she flies off to see who else is still awake.

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