Small Persons with Wings
An irreverent take on fairies for fans of Savvy and Ella Enchanted! Mellie has been trying, unsuccessfully, to live down the day she told her kindergarten class she had a fairy living in her bedroom. Years later, she is still teased. So when her parents inherit her grandfather's inn and their family moves to a new town, Mellie believes she'll leave all that fairy nonsense behind - only to discover that her family members have been fairy guardians for generations and the inn is overrun with small persons with wings (they hate to be called fairies). Before she knows it, the family and fairies are all facing an evil temptress in disguise who wants the fairy magic all for her own. Can Mellie set things right and save the day?
- Paperback | 302 pages
- 124.46 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
- 16 Feb 2012
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
"A fairy story that's wistful, humorous, and clever." - "Publishers Weekly", starred review "Fresh and distinctive . . . hysterical dialogue . . . will keep readers glued to this smart, earthy and thoughtful tale." - "Kirkus Reviews", starred review "A great choice for all who favor funny and intelligent fantasies." - "School Library Journal", starred review
About Ellen Booraem
Ellen Booraem, a native of Massachusetts, now lives in Downeast Maine. She is the author of The Unnameables (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults), Small Persons With Wings, and Texting the Underworld. All of Ellen's books have, among other awards, been picked as Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews. In addition to being a writer, Ellen is also a mentor and a writing coach. She lives with a cat, a dog, and an artist in a house they (meaning the humans) built with their own hands.