Tuesday, March 13, 2012

don't call them fairies

Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booraem is as much about bullying as it is about magic.

Mellie has been called "Fairy Fat" at school ever since kindergarten when she said she had a fairy. Hoping to escape her 'runaway imagination', Mellie collects facts about science and art... but the teasing continues through seventh grade. 

When she's 13, her family moves to a new town and Mellie hopes for a fresh start. Then she discovers a drunk fairy in the crystal chandelier and thinks she's going crazy... again.

This is a great book for preteens. Mellie is a strong character who is "growing into her grandeur".

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