The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood (Library Binding)

By Barb Bentler Ullman

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780060736156, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2006



Welcome to
Nutfolk Wood
population 52

In the country town of Plunkit, where Willa and her mom start anew after her parents' divorce, Willa catches sight of a strange sparkle by the creek and in the old woods. Her older-than-old neighbor, Hazel Wicket, has an amusing story about these surroundings and an imagined family of tiny people that inhabit a tree stump. Willa knows there's no such thing as fairies, but when she spots more and more oddities around her, she can't stop an itchy feeling that there's some certainty to Hazel's curious tales of the Nutfolk.

Barb Bentler Ullman's fine first novel shares a special magic -- behind which hard truth and hidden wisdom await discovery.

Praise For The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood

“A convincing first-person narrative with the wholesome appeal of fresh-baked bread.”
-ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Readers overwhelmed by the world’s complexities will find solace in Ullman’s endearing first novel…”
-Publishers Weekly