Friday, November 13, 2009

The Fairy Rebel


I'm not kidding, this was one of my absolute favorites when I was a little girl. I'm thrilled to rediscover it. It wasn't nearly as great a book from an adult perspective, but I have so many memories attached to it. It's like everytime I turned a page I caught a glimpse of my younger self reading it. I kept remembering things I'd been doing when I'd read it as a child. It was so fun to read it again. I think Sarah will love this book as much as I did, since she's totally into fairies. Just to jog your memory, (in case you loved this book as a child and forgotten about it like I did) this book is about a woman named Jan who is unable to have children and who miraculously meets a fairy named Tiki one day. Tiki takes pity on Jan and uses her magic to help her have a baby. Jan and her husband name the baby Bindi and all is well, until the fairy queen decides to take revenge on everyone - especially Tiki - for such an illegal bit of magic.

2 comments:

Grandma L. said...

I usually read this book to my students because I love it so much. This year I'm reading The Adventures of King Midas by Lynne Reid Banks. It's pretty fun, too.

Buffy said...

One of my childhood favorite as well. It just seemed so perfectly and delightfully magical to me in all the right ways.

I also really enjoyed the Ordinary Princess in the same type of way.