- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 145mm x 183mm x 10mm | 204g
- Publication date: 3 November 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1406331384
- ISBN 13: 9781406331387
- Illustrations note: ill
- Sales rank: 106,188
What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy still getting used to her wings, 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, so be it. Flory soon finds, though, that not every creature is willing to bend to her demands. In this exhilarating adventure, Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz and renowned miniaturist Angela Barrett have created a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature. This title features luminous full-colour illustrations from Angela Barrett. This is a new classic from Newbery Award Winner 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. 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, USA, where she is a librarian at the Park School. 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 Nestle 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.
"Finely crafted and unusually dynamic... A far cry from the conventionally sweet stories about fairles." (Booklist (starred review))"