The Night Fairy (Hardcover)

By Laura Amy Schlitz, Angela Barrett (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763636746, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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Summer 2010 Kids' Next List

“Flory chose to become a Day Fairy after being injured by a bat. She now lives in the beautiful garden of the Giantess with all the animals and adventures a Day Fairy would face. She becomes friends with Skuggle, a squirrel, and rescues a hummingbird from a spiders web. The beautiful full color illustrations are a wonderful enhancement to the story.”
— Amy, Butterfly Books, De Pere, WI
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Description

From 2008 Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating new adventure — and a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature. (Ages 7-11)

What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth — is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others what to do — like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach — so be it. Not every creature, however, is as willing to bend to Flory’s demands. Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz and world-renowned illustrator and miniaturist Angela Barrett venture into the realm of the illustrated classic — a classic entirely and exquisitely of their making, and a magnificent adventure.


About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! VOICES FROM A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, illustrated by Robert Byrd. She is also the author of A DROWNED MAIDEN'S HAIR: A MELODRAMA; THE HERO SCHLIEMAN: THE DREAMER WHO DUG FOR TROY; and THE BEARSKINNER: A STORY OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, a retelling illustrated by Max Grafe. She lives in Baltimore, where she is a lower school librarian at the Park School.

Angela Barrett studied at the Royal College of Art in England with Quentin Blake and is one of Britain’s most highly acclaimed illustrators. She has won the Smarties Book Prize and the W. H. Smith Illustration Award for her work and has illustrated more than twenty-four books for children, including classic tales, fairy tales, biographies, story collections, and picture books. She lives in London.


Praise For The Night Fairy

An imaginative adventure story in a familiar, yet exotic landscape…. Beautifully composed, the artwork combines subtle use of color with a keen observation of nature that’s reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s work. This finely crafted and unusually dynamic fairy story is a natural for reading aloud.
—Booklist (starred review)

This magical story features a main character who learns to value a quick wit and compassion as much as bravery in her adventures.
—A Mighty Girl (blog)