by Alejandro Davila
Illustrations by Vittorio Suhendro
Let me start by saying this book is certainly well worth the wait!
The presentation is immaculate and the binding exquisite. The binding is the second thing that caught my eye. This book opens flat, which is a plus as it is a substantial work.
The art work is stunning and professional. It’s a delight to see and the colours create the perfect mood for our little green fairy.
This is truly a book to retain.
Good versus evil. Kindness versus greed.
This little green fairy finds herself displaced and at the mercy of The Fairy Catchers who have come up to the mountains specifically to hunt fairies with their nets.
With all she possessed, the Green Fairy flew off into the night.
When she settled into a tall tree, she discovered shops, and stalls selling flowers and cherries, set up inside on the branches. This was the Fairy Markets.
From there, she headed off to the city. Her intention was to find an empty street lamp in which to set up her home. But she was the wrong colour. She was green. The yellow fairies around her stood together and demanded the green fairy leave.
So off she goes again, into the night, bewildered and afraid.
Will the little green fairy ever find her place in the world?
I hope so.
Now if you skip through this glorious book and find yourself truly caught up in the tale, you will barely notice the lack of proofreading, wrong punctuation and typos littered throughout. And I did notice a couple of words that seemed a little age inappropriate.
But what a striking book!
Author: Alejandro Davila; Illustrator: Vittorio Suhendro
Publisher: Duckling Publishing