"Holding this book is like holding Flory in your hand. "

Summary:

Flory is born a night fairy. After losing her still-growing wings to a bat, she decides to become a day fairy. If that sounds easy, it's not, as Flory quickly discovers. But Flory has big plans to go beyond "surviving" to thriving. No great journey is without its bumps, but is she going to survive in a world that isn't her own?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

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

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent 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.

Young Reader Reaction

Have you ever wondered what magic happens in nature when you are not looking? The Night Fairy gives a brief insight into this quaint, yet difficult realm through the eyes of a fairy.

It is nuanced take on fairies, and the story is amplified with beautiful pictures. This book is a nice read for young children who love fairy tales. It is especially fitting for those ages 8 to 12. With themes of resilience and leadership, the story develops a deeper meaning as the reader grows.

Type of Book:
This is an adventure featuring a feisty, strong fairy character.
Educational Themes:

Enjoy this as a fairy tale.

Reading Level:
4.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer age: 16.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It is a story you'll love and a book you'll treasure. Odds are pretty good you'll pull the book from the shelf just to look at the illustrations.

Title The Night Fairy
Author Laura Amy Schlitz
Publisher Candlewick © 2010
Illustrators Angela Barrett
ISBN 9780763636746
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Animal Character, Fantasy, Growing Up, Fairy Tale
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