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The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Night Fairy

by Laura Amy Schlitz

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First of all the beautiful cover caught my eye and the pictures throughout the book were sadly too few but really beautiful. The details, the art and the bright colors will capture the eye just as much, if not more, than the story itself.

Towards the story itself I was on the fencepost since there were times the story seemed like it was lagging and other times that it was just at a stop altogether but the way the ending was all woven together made up for the rest of the book.

This is a charming and easily written story that will capture the mind of young girls, especially the ones that are fascinated with fairies. Laura Amy Schlitz does a wonderful job of weaving her fairy lore in with the nature abundance of nature in one's backyard.

And at the same time she does an even greater job of showing that sometimes we need to be removed from what makes us comfortable to find our places. That what seems bad and the end of the world is actually just the beginning while your compassion along with a healthier attitude will get you more than being bossy, demanding and spoiled.... ( )
  flamingrosedrakon | Aug 26, 2015 |
Lacking in a lot of extraneous tinkling and sparkly things, this fairy story is a pleasant surprise! Flory is a night fairy but an frightening event causes her damaged wings and a change in plans that has her fending for herself during the day hours. This story has just enough "fairy" to be enchanting, and enough of exploration and adventure to keep a reader involved. Flory's discovery of her environment, it's inhabitants, and herself make this relatable as well. Flory's one tough and courageous fairy! The illustrations are reminiscent of classic children's lit, and and fit the story well. This would be an interesting read aloud. "Fairy" in the title may cause some boys to roll their eyes, but I'd bet they'd get pulled into the story. PYP Learner Profile - Inquirer, Thinker, Communicator, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-Taker, Balanced, Reflective, and more and more, Knowledgable. PYP Attitudes - Appreciation Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Independence, Enthusiasm, Integrity, respect, tolerance. Fairy's got it all! ( )
  margothere.library | Aug 8, 2015 |
This coming of age novel focuses on a fairy who has no wings. She has to learn how to survive hardships without her usual strength. I think this book is a good example of showing readers that anything is possible, even when they think they have lost everything.
  adates12 | Dec 17, 2014 |
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. ( )
  nosajeel | Jun 21, 2014 |
Wonderful children's book! Would be a good read aloud book. ( )
  angieshere | Apr 25, 2014 |
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2010: You don’t have to be a follower of those mysterious winged creatures to love this unique fairy tale from 2009 Newbery Medal-winner Laura Amy Schlitz. The book’s heroine, Flory is certainly not your garden variety fairy. After losing her wings in a run-in with a bat, she must learn to survive among the hungry daylight creatures of the Giantess’s garden.   Between pesky squirrels, cagey spiders, and stubborn hummingbirds, Flory's got her work cut out for herself. But, this fearless fairy quickly learns how skills like quick thinking, diplomacy, compassion, and acts of bravery can take her farther than her lost wings ever could. The Night Fairy makes an enchanting read-aloud story, as well as a gem to be treasured in the hands of readers of all ages. From its petite format and shimmering blue interior to Angela Barrett’s exquisite illustrations, every detail of this little volume is perfectly suited to its small, but mighty subject.  --Lauren Nemroff

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When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.

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