The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

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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 Laura Amy Schlitz

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Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, illustrated by Robert Byrd; A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama; The Night Fairy, illustrated by Angela Barrett; and other books for children. She lives in Maryland.
Published March 22, 2011 by Candlewick. 128 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Flory is a night fairy, but in an accident with a bat she injures her wings and is forced to take refuge in a birdhouse.

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Readers will delight in Flory's resourcefulness in finding food, clothing, and a new form of transportation (on the back of a squirrel), and identify with her brash, childlike personality (“I hate, hate, hate bats, and I'm always going to hate them”), which softens as she grows compassionate and...

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Be it day or night fairy, they commonly live among other fairies and learn the ropes of how to cast spells, eat, and protect one’s self from dangers in their fairy communities.

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In the process of attempting a rescue, the hummingbird, spider and the bat who forced Flory into her daytime predicament, all come together in surprising ways to teach Flory the meaning of regret and forgiveness.

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