Sunday, July 26, 2015

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter, Qin Leng (Illustrated by)

Piper is fun, active child who says exactly what she thinks.  Forget about politically correct.  She's not running for office; she says what she thinks!

Knopf Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 4th.

Pipe rides a lobster boat to school each morning.  She likes to stand outside and feel the cool breeze in her face.  She also has a fairy tree in her yard, along with a good imagination.

She has to have the perfect strawberry for her oatmeal.  No bumps or bruises, it has to be perfect.  When she finally deems one perfect, she doesn't eat it!  She takes it out and offers to the fairies who live in her tree.  There's a small hole in the hollow of tree and that's where she places it.

School is always fun for her, even if it's hard to sit still.  Today it's not, though.  Their pet bunny is missing.  It seems there's a new student coming and she's allergic to it. So it has gone home with one of the instructors.  The children can still visit it but it won't be as much fun as having it in the classroom.  Piper decides she hates the new girl before she even comes to school...

This story is interesting because it talks about island life but it also shows Piper growing up a bit and learning about allergies.  I have allergy problems so I can relate.  The story is a bit old-fashioned too, and I liked that.  Island living means it's a bit more laid back than downtown in a big city.  Why not go visit the island with Piper?

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