The Underhills (Hardcover)

A Tooth Fairy Story

By Bob Graham, Bob Graham (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9781536211122, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

In a captivating follow-up to April and Esme, Tooth Fairies, a master of whimsy sends his tiny heroines on another adventure.

With their parents off on an urgent molar pickup, April and Esme are ready for a cozy overnight at Grandma and Grandpa’s teapot house by the airport fence. There will be fairy cakes to mix, pancakes and syrup for breakfast, a chocolate on each of their pillows. But then a call comes in about a small girl in a red coat, arriving from Ghana with a baby tooth somewhere in her pocket. Could this be a job for April and Esme, tooth fairy sisters? As always with Bob Graham, the beauty is in the details: Grandpa working out with a giant teabag-turned-punching-bag; fellow winged creatures hovering above the airport terminal (cupids to help people meet and angels to comfort the sad arrivals). Merging humor, poignancy, and a bit of heart-fluttering suspense, Bob Graham turns a familiar moment of childhood independence into a thing of magic.


About the Author

Bob Graham is the author of many extraordinary and critically acclaimed books for children, including How to Heal a Broken Wing, The Silver Button, How the Sun Got to Coco’s House, Home in the Rain, and April and Esme, Tooth Fairies. He lives in Australia.