Fairies, magic, and friendships old and new are woven together in this sparkling new adventure from the creator of Emily Windsnap!
Story: Philippa Fisher is trying to have a good time on vacation with her parents, but she’s feeling lonely. When she meets Robyn, a girl with sad eyes and a strict father, she enjoys the company, but can’t help wondering what Robyn and her dad might be hiding. Meanwhile, Daisy, Philippa’s best friend (and fairy godsister), sneaks into her former charge’s room for a visit, but now has a furtive new mission and must dash away. Philippa longs to uncover the reasons behind her friends’ odd behavior, but friendships can be tricky when there are secrets – and unexpected danger – involved!
Story behind the story: “Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker’s Daughter might be the best book I’ve written so far,” Liz says. “All my family and friends have cried when they read it — which I always think is a good sign.” So dear reader, make sure to keep a box of tissue near by!
Praise for Philippa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister:
“Upbeat, middle-grade fantasy. Philippa is believable as a middle-schooler navigating difficult friendships and embarrassing parents, and the message of being careful what you wish for is delivered with a light touch.” – Booklist
“Charming… The gentle storytelling and theme of finding oneself will resonate with girls going through their own emotional awakenings.” – School Library Journal
“Light tone, imaginative incorporation of fairy-world details …and gentle development of the theme of empathy all work well together to make this a realistic school story with a magical twist.” – The Horn Book
“The elaborate fairy world, complete with amiable characters, creatively reinterpreted bureaucracy, and clever rules about fairy presence among humans, is memorable in both the amount of detail included and in the unusual perspective on fairies.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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