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

awards
1. Parents' Choice Awards Recommended
2. ALA Notable Children's Books
3. 100 Scope Notes
4. New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
5. Parents Magazine 20 Best Children's Books
6. Library Media Connection Editor's Choice Awards
7. Parents' Choice Awards Recommended
8. Cochecho Readers' Award Winner (New Hampshire)
9. Amazon.com Best Books of the Year
10. Booklist Top SF/Fantasy Books for Youth
11. IndieBound Next List - Kids
reviews
Kirkus Reviews
01/15/2010
circ=10,000
"Intimate scenes with only lightly anthropomorphized garden animals are delightful."
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Publishers Weekly
01/04/2010
circ=19,068
"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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Horn Book, The
03/01/2010
circ=15,000
"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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Boston Globe
03/21/2010
"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
01/01/2010
circ=24,150
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
04/01/2010
circ=31,635
"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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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
02/01/2010
circ=4,000
"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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Baltimore Sun
02/28/2010
circ=302,000
"This little fairy is no piece of fluff."
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Wall Street Journal
02/20/2010
circ=2,000,000
"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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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/12/2010
circ=405,000
"Everything you want in a fairy."
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Bloomsbury Review
09/01/2010
circ=50,000
"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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Buffalo News
12/05/2010
circ=273,177
Thrilling fantasy and a world in miniature.
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Library Media Connection
05/01/2010
circ=18,000
"A strong, competent, female hero with charming fairy whimsy."
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Winston-Salem Journal
05/30/2010
circ=86,000
"From the book's lavish iridescent midnight blue end-papers to evocative lines such as. 'She was, after all, a night fairy. This was her time,' this book is magical reading for fairy and nature lovers of all ages."
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Baltimore's Child
05/01/2010
circ=60,000
"Exquisite drawings by Angela Barrett capture Flory s beauty and tenacity."
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Shelf Awareness
02/10/2010
e-newsletter
"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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Newton's Book News
09/17/2010
syndicated column
THE NIGHT FAIRY is a magical story with wonderful undertones of perseverance and of overcoming great difficulties. This beautifully written story encompasses a realm of fairies who live and fly by night.
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5 Minutes For Books
04/06/2010
blog
"Charming. Agreeable. Unobjectionable. . . . You will be delighted by this cozy read that comes off in a quaint, old-fashioned way."
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Twenty by Jenny
02/01/2010
blog
"Flory does not always cope gracefully, but she evolves, and her story, though set in a fantasy realm, feels very real."
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Hartford Courant
03/03/2010
Hartford Courant
"This little fairy is no piece of fluff...In this delightfully gritty fairy world...Flory's pluck and determination serve her well."
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Kids Lit blog
04/14/2010
blog
"A tightly woven story gilded with wonderful language. . . . Flory is a fairy with plenty of chutzpah and guts. She is prickly, brave and wonderfully independent."
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Georgia Family Magazine
04/01/2010
circ=55,000
"This fearless fairy quickly learns how skills like quick thinking, diplomacy, compassion, and acts of bravery can take her farther than her lost wings ever could."
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News & Record
08/08/2010
circ=89,275
A book of ethereal quality. Illustrations by Angela Barrett contribute to the atmosphere with luminescent and impressionistic qualities.
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quotes
09/24/2009
"The girls who come into my library adore the prettiness of fairies, the miniature-ness. But they are also nature lovers and lovers of adventure -- the future wild women of America. I couldn’t help thinking that these little girls who love fairies deserve something lively." -- Laura Amy Schlitz
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09/24/2009
"If Flory had had a less exciting life, I would have enjoyed drawing a very detailed domestic interior for her. But she is a creature of simple needs, and after providing herself with a bed, clothes, and storage, she gets on with her mission outdoors. She is brave and resourceful -- a perfect heroine." -- Angela Barrett
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