Fans of Sophie Kinsella's sparkling humor will love her first ever illustrated series for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo!
Ella Brook can't wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action.
But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella's mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it's up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?
A girl (and future fairy) named Ella Brook narrates Kinsella's amusingly chaotic chapter book, which highlights a few of the magical spells that cause trouble for Ella's family; her mother can transform into a fairy but is "not very good at magic." Using the latest in fairy technology (aka a digital Computawand), Ella's mother summons a cow in an attempt to replace spilled milk, turns cleaning supplies sentient in a sequence with echoes of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and gives herself green skin and giant muscles while trying to cure a case of the flu, among other disasters. Messages about the virtues of patience and not taking shortcuts are handled with a light touch most readers will be content to laugh over the fairy magic hijinks. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7 10. Author's)