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The Night Fairy

By Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrated by Angela Barrett

From 2008 Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating adventure — and a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature.

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.

  • By Laura Amy Schlitz, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, and four other books for children, including popular favorite, A Drowned Maiden's Hair.
  • The first new book from Laura since winning the Newbery Medal, and only her second novel.
  • Illuminated with impossibly fine and detailed paintings by Angela Barrett, one of the U.K.'s most revered illustrators.

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 Schliemann: 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 librarian at the Park School.

About the illustrator

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-five books for children, including classic tales, fairy tales, biographies, story collections, and picture books. She lives in London.

ISBN: 9780763636746
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Dimensions: 130 x 184mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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