Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister

Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister

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Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep, The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mistshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • CD (Abandoned)
  • 0752885499
  • 9780752885490

About Liz Kessler

A familiar voice to listeners of BBC Radio, she has recorded hundreds of plays and readings, and was most recently heard as Anna in Anna Karenina. On television, she has presented the BBC children's series Playdays. She has also read the first two Emily Windsnap titles. Liz Kessler lives on a narrowboat in rural Cheshire. She has worked as a teacher and journalist, has an MA in Creative Writing, and now teaches on the Creative Writing course at Manchester University.show more

Review Text

With her best friend moving away and her quirky parents embarrassing her to no end - their camper-van honks to the tune of the Hokey-Pokey - 11-year-old Philippa Fisher wishes she had a fairy godmother to change everything about her. Overnight, a daisy she has plucked is transformed into a surly new girl in class, fairy-godsister Daisy French, who grants Philippa three wishes that prove to make her life even more unpleasant than it was. Kessler, author of the Emily Windsnap series, gives Daisy a winningly irascible temperament (indeed, like a put-upon older sister), bent on fulfilling her "assignment" as dictated by the higher-ups at ATC (Above the Clouds). While it is Daisy's job to show compassion for the mousy protagonist, Philippa needs to learn that she never had it so good before she turned her free-spirited, affectionate parents into goal-driven, homework-mad conventional drones. Told in the alternating voices of Philippa and Daisy, the tale unfolds with an appealing mixture of tenderness and irony. (Fantasy. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews)show more