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Review: The Fairy Folk and She by Mary-Anne Grosse Ivie

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Fairy Folk and She
4 Stars
The old woman who lives in a shoe is overwhelmed. Her children are hungry. She decides to pay a visit to Razzlewitch and ask for help. Razzlewitch agrees to help in exchange for the old woman's oldest daughter, Lisa. If Lisa will come cook and clean for Razzlewitch, the other children will be fed and clothed. Lisa agrees but wonders what she's gotten into when she finds herself in a strange new world.

This was a lovely little fairy tale. It starts with the old woman who lived in a shoe, but then it becomes its own story.

Like all good fairy tale heroines, Lisa grows and comes into her own throughout the book. She has surprising talents that she must learn to use. She must also learn to trust herself.

She meets a whole host of magical beings who, for the most part, end up being gentle teachers for her.

There's an element of darkness too. Lisa, and her new neighbors, learn that appearances aren't everything. They must work together to overcome the threat of darkness in their fairy tale land.

There's a very sweet love story at the heart of the book also. I just loved how this played out.

I recommend this for those who are fond of their happily ever afters and who are in search of a gentle, lovely read.

Thanks to the author for sending me a copy for review.

Read an excerpt.

Find author Mary-Anne Grosse Ivie on her website.

So anyway... calls The Fairy Folk and She an "easy, breezy, fresh read."

Cherry on a Cake gave it 5 stars.

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer gave it 4 stars.

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1 comment:

  1. I love how it sounds as I love fairy tales. thanks for highlighting this!

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