The Fairy Rebel
by Lynne Reid Banks
Jan and Charlie are a loving, but childless, couple. Charlie is a busy doctor, but Jan has to stay at home due to an injury that ended her acting career. One day, while Jan is in her garden weeping from loneliness, a tiny blue-jeans-wearing fairy named Tiki gets "earthed" on her foot. A friendship develops, and Tiki decides to defy the rules of her strict Queen to help Jan have a baby.
The Queen is not amused. Soon, with the help of Tiki's elf friend Wijik, Jan and Charlie have to rescue Tiki from a terrible prison devised by the Queen.
Then the baby comes, a perfectly normal little girl named Bindi... normal, except for a tuft of blue hair, and a succession of fairy birthday presents that help her grow up happy and good.
But on her eighth birthday, Bindi finds, instead of a present from Tiki, something nasty from the Queen. A horrible, wasp-ridden, cruel tyrant she turns out to be, and she wants revenge against Tiki and Wijik, and against Bindi and her family. Nothing short of a revolution can stop her, because the Queen holds all the magical cards.
Or does she?
Try this warm-hearted little slip of a book from the author of The Indian in the Cupboard. It is a modern fairy tale with an interesting twist.
Recommended Age: 10+
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