Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fairies! by Shirley Redmond - OPTIONAL

Redmond, Shirley Raye  Step into Reading: Fairies! A True Story  Illustrated by Red Hansen  Random House, 2012. $3.99 EARLY READER Content:  G.   

This book explains the idea behind fairies.  The beginning explores many different countries ideas of fairies.  Some fairies are helpful and some cause harm.  The idea behind fairies is traced back to a smaller group of people who were conquered by tall men.  When the smaller folks ran away from the conquerors, they went to the forest and hid in green clothes.  They did some of the things that fairies are attributed with to survive.  The book also talks about two young girls who staged a photograph with pictures of fairies and in the 1920s were believed to be real.  

The question of whether fairies are real or not is left to the reader.  This is a fun truthful look at fairies.  It would be good for those girl readers who like to learn about fairies.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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