With Sylva and the Fairy Ball , Margaret McNamara launches the Fairy Bell Sisters , an enchanting new chapter-book series. The books feature Tinker Bell's little sisters and are a must-read for lovers of the Rainbow Fairies and Disney Fairies stories.Read more...
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With Sylva and the Fairy Ball, Margaret McNamara launches the Fairy Bell Sisters, an enchanting new chapter-book series. The books feature Tinker Bell's little sisters and are a must-read for lovers of the Rainbow Fairies and Disney Fairies stories.
Clara Bell, Golden Bell, Rosy Bell, Sylva Bell, and baby Squeak are fairy sisters who live on Sheepskerry Island. Usually Sylva and her sisters get along just fine--until the week of the Fairy Ball. Sylva has her heart set on going--she'll get to wear magical diamond wings and walk on beautiful satin ribbons under the stars But fairies must be at least eight years old to attend, and poor Sylva's birthday is the day after the ball. But before the night is over, Sylva's big sisters will need her to come to their rescue.
Charming illustrations by Julia Denos bring the world of fairies to life.
- ISBN-13: 9780062228017
- ISBN-10: 0062228013
- Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
- Publish Date: April 2013
- Page Count: 109
- Reading Level: Ages 6-10
Series: Fairy Bell Sisters #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-04-08
- Reviewer: Staff
This breezy novel opens the Fairy Bell Sisters chapter-book series, which introduces Tinker Bell’s younger siblings. An amiable narrator explains that while Tinker Bell lives in Never Land with Peter Pan, her five sisters live on Sheepskerry Island, “which I believe is not far from where you are right now.” The story focuses on Sylva Bell, who is distraught to learn that she’s too young (by a day) to attend the annual Fairy Ball. Perking up, the well-intentioned fairy decorates her sisters’ gowns—with disastrous results—but redeems herself on the night of the ball. The distinct personality of each sister (including baby Squeak, who has her own language) emerges through lively dialogue. McNamara (a pseudonym for agent Brenda Bowen) fills the pages with whimsical details of fairy life, and her knowing narration (“Let’s not speak of trolls now, while everything’s going so nicely”) gives the story its gentle warmth and humor. Big-hearted Rosy stars in Rosy and the Secret Friend, due simultaneously. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7–9. Author’s agent: Faith Hamlin, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (May)