Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 128 Pages

Publisher: Candlewick

ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-3674-6

My rating: 4/5

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 growing accustomed to her wings-wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth-is about to find out.
What she finds is that the world is very big and very, very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling thers what to do, so be it. Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach, is an easy puppet. Not every creature, however, is as willing to bend to Flory's demands.

This is a really cute little story! I normally wouldn't have read a book like this, but I did for a challenge. It's a great kids story with a strong message. There are some wonderful pictures through the book as well. It would be a great book for a kid. Although, I would suggest that their parents read it first. I think that some people wouldn't be comfortable with a few of the things in the book. The suggested age range for 'The Night Fairy' is 9-12 but I think it would be better suited to a younger audience.

This story is told through the eyes of a fairy named Flory. She has a traumatic thing happen to her at the very beginning of the book but she works through it and finds a solution to her problem. And, even though she doesn't grow up with other fairies, she still learns manners and things along the way. It really is a very cute story and I would be happy to read it to my own children, when I have them!

Has anyone else read 'The Night Fairy'? I tried to look at a few blogs but no one seems to have reviewed it. I'd love to be able to read some other peoples views on this story. If you did, please post your link, Thanks!

Happy Reading! : )


  1. My daughter would absolutely love this story! I have to look for it during our next trip to B&N. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.