Small Persons with Wings
By Ellen Booraem
(Puffin, Paperback, 9780142420546, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 16, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
An irreverent take on fairies for fans of Savvy and Ella Enchanted!
Mellie has been trying, unsuccessfully, to live down the day she told her kindergarten class she had a fairy living in her bedroom. Years later, she is still teased. So when her parents inherit her grandfather's inn and their family moves to a new town, Mellie believes she'll leave all that fairy nonsense behind - only to discover that her family members have been fairy guardians for generations and the inn is overrun with small persons with wings (they hate to be called fairies). Before she knows it, the family and fairies are all facing an evil temptress in disguise who wants the fairy magic all for her own. Can Mellie set things right and save the day?
Ellen Booraem (www.EllenBooraem.com) is the author of The Unnameables, which was an ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. She lives in Brooklin, Maine.