- File Size: 5707 KB
- Print Length: 104 pages
- Publisher: Amazon; 5 edition (November 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BOO52RC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,786,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"If you've spent any time at all around a pond in the summer, you've seen them. The dragonflies. Madly flitting about, they're the kamikazes ofthe insect kingdom. In this book, they're also a kindly race (whoselanguage sounds like a charming cross between Yoda and Mr. Rogers),happy to adopt a young fairy who has been ejected from her community,just because she's a bit out of the ordinary.
Lilly, as she'seventually named by the dragonflies, is happy with them until she dreams the other fairies are in danger. When she decides to return home, three dragonflies accompany her, and their adventure begins. Ahead of Lillyare a long journey, mysterious powers for her to overcome, and an evilQueen. This is the first part of a trilogy, so be prepared for acliff-hanger ending.
If you're a fan of George MacDonald's work,or Andrew Lang's rainbow of Fairy Books, you'll enjoy this story. It'sperfect for a read-aloud, for listeners ranging from 3 to 7, with shortchapters that keep the story moving. The author's descriptions of thepower and beauty of nature are a plus. I only wish the author had shownus those marching horned beetles, the Queen of the Locusts, and the Frog Lords.
Lizzie Ross, from The Kindle Book Review
TheKindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author orAmazon."
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As much as I loved the Star Child, I loved that one. Magical black Fairy and her best friends the dragonflies.
Since she was born as a black Fairy, she was not welcome in the Fairy Kingdom and was not given a name. And when her parents died, she was an outcast. But shortly after she made friends with Dragonflies and they invited her to come to their Kingdome. Spending time there and they giving her the name Lilly, she suddenly encountered strange dreams, dreams... well, I will stop here, because I really don’t want to spoil the amazing and great story about the black Fairy.
I really can’t wait to read on, the second book in the series, “The Black Fairy and the Dragonfly: Escape from the Dark Queen”.
I recommend that book, not only for children, for older and the young at heart, as I am one of them.
Thank you Paul for a great and magical story.
Children, parents and teachers will love this enchanting tale. The author, Paul G. Day weaves the story in a manner that keeps the reader mesmerized by the actions.
You'll certainly be captivated by this story!
Reviewed by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne,author
This is part one of a series and will surely grip the reader into following the next book to find out if Lily, the little black fairy, will escape the clutches of the evil queen. A great summer read for children and YA. This adult enjoyed it too.
Not with this book!! I frequently had to stop him after we had gone 5-10 minutes over and I had to meet my next student. He created different voices for all the characters. At the end of every chapter, he went in depth about the possibilities of what would come next.. As soon as we finished the book, he asked if he could go to his writing journal -- I couldn't imagine why, but of course I said yes. He then wrote an outline for a story with the two main characters he always writes about (my 2 cats) and went on to incorporate ALL the characters from the book. He then spent time in the evening writing his story.
That's a reading teacher's dream come true!! He's now begging me for the sequel - DAILY. He just can't wait to find out what happens to the Black Fairy and Dragonflies next.
Paul Day writes in a way that catches children's imaginations and encourages them to think about possibilities. After 35 years of teaching reading, I can say without a doubt, I have a new favorite book and author.
(This review may contain spoilers).
I found this book to be a really easy book to read. The idea of a black fairy was a really interesting one and I felt sorry for the black fairy throughout most of the book. It was nice to see that she was able to make friends with the dragonflies.
I really liked the little black fairy and I also quite liked the way the dragonflies talked. I really liked the idea of all the creatures having their own language.
The language in the book made it really easy to read and the plot of the book was a really believable one. I did notice some errors in the writing, but nothing that was really major.
The poems/songs in the book were quite unique as well. It was a good set-up to the start of the series. The ending is quite intriguing and makes me interested enough to want to read the next book that follows on from this one.
I really liked the illustrations in the books, too. Even in black and white, they were really nicely done.
I'm going to pass this book on to my niece. I think she'll really like it.
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This is a wonderful story for kids of all ages (and adults like me who refuse to grow up)
Gentle, but having a vibrance and storyline that keeps the readers interest, I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading the follow-up story 'The Black Fairy and the Dragonfly: Escape from the Black Queen'
Meanwhile, I intend to read the other stories he has published!