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7 to 9
2 to 4
Trim Size:
9" x 12"
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-464-8
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About the Book


A whimsical rhyming tale set in a fairy world. The king has set forth an invitation to the fairies: come to the ball! And everyone is in a delightful tizzy, searching for their top hats, their boots, and their crowns—and where-oh-where are those spider-web gowns? The fairies finally arrive, towed by swans, rowed by fish. One group of five got there fast on a wish. But one fairy is left behind, her only dress in tatters. What should she do? The resident ants offer her some wise words. In this rhyming picture book, with a slight nod to the tale of Cinderella, celebrated author Jane Yolen and award-winning illustrator Gary Lippincott create a magical fairy kingdom that will charm all who enter.


"Lippencott's richly detailed, earthly-hued watercolor illustrations will impress fairy fans with whimsical depictions of helpful animals and a diverse gathering of fairy folk. Yolen's rhyming text, lively and peppered with words that tickle the tongue . . . is more appropriate for a read-aloud." --Kirkus Reviews

"An enchanting picture book full of whimsy and magic." --School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her many awards include both the Kerlan Award and the Regina Medal for the body of her work. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Meet the Illustrator

Gary Lippincott

Gary Lippincott has a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His artwork now appears in children’s books, textbooks, book jackets, and even jigsaw puzzles. He has received numerous awards for his artwork at science-fiction and fantasy conventions. He lives in Royalston, Massachusetts.

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