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.
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Hazel describes Nutfolk’s fancier clothing as having “a hint of American Indian in the styling,” and the fairies possess a “golden brown complexion with tilted, almond eyes.” Human problems and solutions overwhelm the tenuous fairy lore, despite some sweet imagery and deft characterization.| Read Full Review of The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood
Each day that Willa spends with Hazel, the elderly woman tells her some of the amusing story about Little Voodoo Creek and the family of good-natured fairies that lives in an old tree stump.May 23 2006 | Read Full Review of The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood
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