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The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Night Fairy (edition 2011)

by Laura Amy Schlitz, Angela Barrett (Illustrator)

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Title:The Night Fairy
Authors:Laura Amy Schlitz
Other authors:Angela Barrett (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 128 pages
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I first purchased this book because of the cover. That rarely happens. This is a beautiful book both in story and the pictures within. Flory, a night fairy has lost her wings in a tragic accident. For most fairies this would have caused them to give up. Not so with Flory. She can’t fly, but she can survive and make the best of the situation. She makes friends with a squirrel and goes about life the best she can. Her one dream is to be able to fly again. This is a hopeful book, full of adventure. I am sure it will be loved by all who read it. ( )
  skstiles612 | Jul 6, 2017 |
This book is about a night fairy that became a day fairy. She was fliying one nigrt and a hungry bat ate moast of her wings. She didn't like bats but now she hated them. she didn't want to be a night eairy any more so she decided that shr would be a day fairy evan thpugh her powers woud be strongest at night. Over her time as a day fairy shr met alot of good friends and when she was a night fairy again she became friends with the bat that ate her wings. I liked this book because it teashes you that evan though you were born as a surten type you could also be another type. I also liked this book besause it was so entreaging that I keped having to tell myself that I had to stop (eventhough I didn't). ( )
  ChloeM12 | Feb 13, 2016 |
Great illustrations. Cute story ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
Adult Reader Reaction: Holding this book is like holding Flory in your hand. The illustrations are gorgeous. The story itself reminded me of The Borrowers, a book I loved as a kid. This is a quiet book that may be too esoteric for some listeners.

Pros: Come along for the ride in this sweet, magical adventure. Wings not required.

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  TheReadingTub | Jan 13, 2016 |
When a young night fairy has her wings destroyed by a bat, she decides to become a day fairy. As she tries to adapt to living flightless in a garden, the little fairy makes new friends and discovers new things about herself and the world. This was a cute little children's story. I was expecting more though, I think I have been spoiled by some of the wonderful juvenile/middle school novels I have read lately (most notably those written by Kate DiCamillo). This was nice little story that would be a good read aloud for a young girl. The illustrations are beautiful, but the story didn't move me. ( )
  Cora-R | Jan 13, 2016 |
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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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