From Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating new adventure and a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature.
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 becoming accustomed to her wings - wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth - is about to find out. What she discovers 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 others what to do like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach so be it. Not every creature, however, is as willing to bend to Flory's demands. Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz and world-renowned illustrator and miniaturist Angela Barrett venture into the realm of the illustrated classic a classic entirely and exquisitely of their making, and a magnificent adventure.
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, illustrated by Robert Byrd. She is also the author of A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama; The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy; and The Bearskinner: A Story of the Brothers Grimm, a retelling illustrated by Max Grafe. She lives in Baltimore, where she is a librarian at the Park School.
Angela Barrett is widely regarded as one of this country's finest illustrators. She won the 1989 Smarties Book Prize for Can It Be True? and the 1991 WH Smith Illustration Award for The Hidden House. In addition, she has been shortlisted three times for the Kurt Maschler Award and once for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her other picture book titles include Beware Beware, The Emperor's New Clothes, Through the Tempest Dark and Wild: Mary Shelley and the much acclaimed Beauty and the Beast
The Night Fairy
Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrator: Angela Barrett