The Night Fairy The Night Fairyauthor: Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrator: Angela Barrett

awards and nominations
1. Maud Hart Lovelace Award
2. Massachusetts Children''''s Book Award List
3. Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana)
4. Parents'''' Choice Awards Recommended
5. ALA (American Library Association) Notable Children''''s Books
6. New York Public Library: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
7. 100 SCOPE NOTES BEST OF THE YEAR
8. Parents Magazine 20 Best Children''''s Books
9. Cochecho Readers'''' Award List
10. IndieBound Kids''''s Next List
11. Parents'''' Choice Awards Recommended
12. Amazon.com Top 10 Editor''''s Picks-Best Books of 2010 for Kids and Teens
13. Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction for Youth
14. Summer Kid''''s Indie Next List
reviews
The Horn Book
02/16/2010
The Horn Book
Young readers…will enjoy Flora’s [sic] wit and derring-do and will, no doubt, spend countless hours imagining new adventures for her in their backyard fairy houses.
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Wall Street Journal
03/09/2010
Wall Street Journal
This elegant hardback’s snug size and Angela Barrett’s exquisite miniature illustrations have the effect of making readers feel as if they’ve crept through a magic portal into a fairy-scale world. Indeed, looking up at story’s end, children may be mildly surprised to find that they’re still the size they’ve always been.
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Kirkus Reviews
02/11/2010
Kirkus Reviews
Intimate scenes with only lightly anthropomorphized garden animals are delightful.
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Library Media Connection
06/17/2010
Library Media Connection
A strong, competent, female hero with charming fairy whimsy.
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Publishers Weekly
01/22/2010
Publishers Weekly
Readers will delight in Flory's resourcefulness in finding food, clothing, and a new form of transportation (on the back of a squirrel), and identify with her brash, childlike personality (‘I hate, hate, hate bats, and I'm always going to hate them’), which softens as she grows compassionate and makes friends.
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Boston Globe
03/30/2010
Boston Globe
For years I’ve been searching for a new Harry Potter contender, and every year I’ve come up short. But an answer has come in an unlikely form — not that Harry Potter was ever likely — in a short, glowing fantasy novel called “The Night Fairy’’ by 2008 Newbery medalist, Laura Amy Schlitz.
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Booklist (starred review)
12/24/2009
Booklist (starred review)
An imaginative adventure story in a familiar, yet exotic landscape…. Beautifully composed, the artwork combines subtle use of color with a keen observation of nature that’s reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s work. This finely crafted and unusually dynamic fairy story is a natural for reading aloud.
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School Library Journal (starred review)
03/19/2010
School Library Journal (starred review)
Beautifully crafted. . . . Barrett’s full-color watercolor illustrations add depth and perspective to the story. Detailed and drawn to scale, they give readers a sense of just how tiny Flory is compared to the other animals. Children will enjoy looking at this garden from the perspective of the tiny but resilient protagonist. Sure to be a favorite among girls who love fairies.
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Shelf Awareness
03/04/2010
Shelf Awareness
Laura Amy Schlitz, who took us deep into a medieval village in her Newbery Medal–winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, here allows us to inhabit the fascinating miniature world where fairies dwell.
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Bloomsbury Review
09/24/2010
Bloomsbury Review
Flory…grows from a scared spiteful fairy into a thoughtful big hearted heroine. Her resourcefulness, emerging sense of honor, and self-sacrifice make her a particularly appealing protagonist. Although this beautifully designed chapter book may be destined for the younger set, with its expertly written tale and Barrett’s exquisite watercolor illustrations, it is sure to please readers of all ages.
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Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books
02/16/2010
Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books
Brings both the gossamer lightness of fairy stories and the rich darkness of fantasy to its tale, and readers will revel in Flory’s mysterious and sometimes magical realm.
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A Mighty Girl (blog)
07/14/2016
A Mighty Girl (blog)
This magical story features a main character who learns to value a quick wit and compassion as much as bravery in her adventures.
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