Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine

Welcome to Fairy Week! (Yeah, I know, it's Tuesday.)

I have a tiny little obsession with the Disney Fairy books. Okay, maybe it's a big huge obsession.


Here it is, the book that started it all.

I LOVE Gail Carson Levine. I really do. And her writing plus Disney must equal fantastic!

This is the book that really gives life to Tinkerbell and her friends and the world of Pixie Hollow. We're introduced to Rani- a water-talent fairy, and Vidia- a fast-flying (and not always nice) fairy, Lily- plant-talent, Terrence- a sparrowman (boy fairy), Beck and Bess (painting and animals respectively... no wait, reverse that) and the brand new Prilla, who doesn't seem to have a talent at all.

This has never happened before and no one is quite sure what to make of it. But Prilla, it turns out, just has a talent no one has seen before, and it's needed when Mother Dove's egg breaks.

Mother Dove's egg is the source of magic in Neverland. So off the fairies go, on a quest to make it all right again.

This is a great story with absolutely wonderful illustrations!


  1. I just picked this one up for my daughter. I think she'll love it!

  2. My daughter loved this book until it fell apart! I've been encouraging better book treatment from her, but it was not a book that was read once and forgotten.