LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl

LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY

by , translated by , illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Though she can't do ``real magic'' until she grows up, ``Fairy'' is often invisible. Hoping to help her grow up, Loretta takes the fairy to school to learn to read and then home to bake a cake; but it's helping Loretta make friends with despised Karen next door that wins the fairy her coveted adulthood. The story is a bit simplistic--but truly childlike. It may not even occur to readers that the fairy could be an imaginary friend; and they're sure to be drawn to the easily read chapters by the entrancing pen and watercolor illustrations, where a fairy-tale world glimmers elusively in the background of each appealingly detailed scene. (Fiction/Young reader. 5-8)

Pub Date: April 15th, 1993
ISBN: 1-55858-185-5
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: NorthSouth
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993




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