Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Outside of a Dog, #44

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

Last week, we looked at some great titles about faeries for young adults. This week, we’ll take a peek into some kids’ books about the fanciful flying fae.

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide – Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

A series of five short books for younger readers, The Spiderwick Chronicles follow twin boys Jared and Simon, and their older sister Mallory as they move to a new house after their parents divorce. They find their ancestors’ house to be filled with fairies of all shapes, sizes, and stories, and the woods beyond, as well. There’s an element of danger, though, because there’s a reason why the fairies are tailing the Grace children…

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The Fairy Painting – Stacey DuFord

An easy-reader book with hand-painted pictures by local writer DuFord, inspired in part by the Flat Stanley books.

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The Fairy Rebel – Lynne Reid Banks

While Lynne Reid Banks is more well-known for her “Indian in the Cupboard” trilogy, this is a childhood favorite. Jan and Charlie, a young married couple, wish for a child, and fairy Tiki makes it happen; unfortunately, helping out humans with fairy magic is against the rules of the cruel Fairy Queen. Find out what happens to Jan, Charlie, Tiki, and the Queen when rules are broken.


The Moorchild – Eloise McGraw

Changelings are children who are “swapped” with fairies and taken away to live among the “Folk.” This story tells of a young girl discovering she’s a changeling, and how she tries to find the human child she was switched with.



There’s also the Fairy Realm series, the Disney Fairies series, and the Rainbow Magic series.

Next week: Faerie books for adults!

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