Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine

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Prilla, the newest fairy to arrive in Never Land, is so odd that Never Land itself isn’t certain whether to let her into Fairy Haven. Prilla shakes hands when she meets other fairies, and she says “Pleased to meet you,” instead of “Fly with you.” What’s more, she calls Tinker Bell Miss Bell. Altogether, she acts more like a Clumsy than a self-respecting Never fairy should. To make matters worse, Prilla doesn’t know what her talent is–or if she has a talent at all. Mother Dove, the wisest creature in Never Land, thinks Prilla has a talent, but even she isn’t certain.
    A diabolical hurricane, a selfish fairy, Captain Hook, snobby mermaids, a fierce golden hawk, and the evil dragon Kyto combine in a tantalizing elixir that tests Mother Dove’s wisdom, Tink’s courage, and Prilla’s mettle. Even Clumsy children on the mainland–even readers, wherever they may be–play a crucial role in deciding Never Land’s fate.


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About Gail Carson Levine

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Gail Carson Levine is the author of several books for children, including the Newbery-Honor winning Ella Enchanted and the recently published, Fairest. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley. David Christiana has illustrated more than twenty pictures books for children, four of which he wrote. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches illustration at the University of Arizona.
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Disney Press. 208 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This scion of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan builds on many familiar elements including the Neverland location, mermaids, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, fairies, fairy dust and never growing old.

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Levine's talent for hilarious subversion of fairy tale motifs, used to great effect in Ella Enchanted, her Newbery Honor-winning debut, is honed to perfection in this pair of stories, which kicks off the Princess Tales series.

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An infectious baby's laugh (said to be the genesis of fairies) kicks off this audio adaptation of Levine's (Ella Enchanted ) original novel about Tinker Bell, of Peter Pan fame, and her friends on the island of Never Land.

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Fairies are usually born fully aware of their talent, so they can join the baking-talent fairies, the cooking-talent fairies, the scouting-talent fairies, or the whatever-talent fairies as soon as they arrive.

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