This is the story of how the fairies came to America. The story of a group of fairies who felt that the link with their own glen humans must not be broken, so that when the humans decided to migrate to the land of promise, there was no answer but one -- the fairies must go along with them. This has the earmarks of a beguiling bit of fantasy, but for me it missed fire. It lacked the spontaneity of folk lore, which would have made it the children's own, it seems oddly self-conscious. The Zhenya Gay illustrations are uneven. Probably the color will give the book a better chance as sheer merchandise, but as art, her line drawings are better.