Hardcover – September 1, 2002
by Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan
Little, Brown Books, ISBN: 0-316-57412
Fia, the wingless fairy sister, anticipates celebrating her engagement to her best friend. As Fia helps the woodkins harvest food, a mischievous imp spirits away the two littlest woodkins. Will Fia be able to face the imp alone and save her friends? In this companion volume to the award-winning Fairy Wings, Lauren Mills and Dennis Nolan create a magical world filled with fairies, imps, trolls, woodkins, and all kinds of sprightly beings.
Grade 1-3-In this companion volume to Fairy Wings (Little, Brown, 1995), Mills and Nolan once again create a magical fantasy world drawn in ethereal watercolors. Fia, a wingless fairy, is a devoted friend of the lowly earthbound woodkins, who are despised and mocked by the other fairies. She shows her courage and wits when mischievous woodkin twins float downriver on a raft they've been forbidden to ride and she must find and rescue them. This world is populated with unusual creatures, including a delightfully wicked imp, the colorful and tattered woodkins, and some culturally diverse fairies. The ending will satisfy its audience with the declaration by Kip, the fairy prince, that "From this day forward, fairies and woodkins will be friends who work together for the good of all." The text is lengthy and sophisticated, and is suitable for longer or multiple read-aloud sessions.
Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library District, IL
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A long time favorite
By Cherie on October 9, 2007
My daughter still reads this regularly [when she's not reading harry potter for the zillionth time] and it has long been a favorite. So much so that I thought she'd enjoy another by the author - she adores the illustrations and the story - since she was about 6!
A charming story for those who love the wee folk
By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 8, 2010
My kindergartner has loved fairies and stories about them since she was a toddler, and now that she is beginning to read, I've been looking for fairy stories with more content, versus those that are short in length. She still needed my help with this book, especially with longer words, but we both enjoyed the story of "Fia and the Imp". I actually ordered this together with Fairy Wings which is the prequel to this book, but since this arrived fist, we went ahead and read it.
Fia is a unique fairy as she does not have wings, yet she is gentle,kind, and compassionate, traits not shared by her sister Violet. Fia loves to help the woodkins, which are wee folk who live in the woods, and Violet derides Fia for helping these folk who in Violet's eyes are unworthy of fairies' attention or friendship. Fia is engaged to the fairy prince, Kip, and after discussing with Kip, she decides to invite the woodkins to their engagement party. When Violet hears of this, she is mortified and upset and determines to intervene. Fia later hears of a crisis amongst the woodkins and rushes off to help, but ends up in trouble herself. A mysterious creature, an imp comes along to render help but warns in advance that he extracts payment for his help. Will Fia be able to get herself out of her predicament without getting deeper into trouble?
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Lauren A. Mills has won national acclaim as a book author and illustrator and as a sculptor and painter. She was greatly inﬂuenced by the 19th century artists, especially the Pre-Raphaelites for their focus of the natural world as well as their sense of mythical wonder. The fourth of five children, Mills grew up playing and pretending in the woods of Connecticut and spent her summers at her grandparents' in West Virginia.
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