Connie doesn't like books, and she has never believed in
fairies. So, staying with her aunt and uncle, she is surprised
to find herself exploring their library - and she is even
more amazed when Ruby, a tiny fairy-girl, suddenly appears.
Ruby says that she is a book fairy - but she is in terrible
trouble. She has broken fairy law by trying to send a ruby
ring through a magical gateway to fairyland. Now the ring
has disappeared, and Ruby has been banished from fairyland
until she finds it. Lonely and unhappy after the death of
her baby sister, Connie sets out to help her new friend. But
can Connie and Ruby find the missing ring - before the doorway
to fairyland is closed forever?...
Fairy Treasure is a young girl's fantasy tale by Gwyneth
Rees. Unlike most stories aimed at the very young, the adult
characters in this work of fiction are actually quite well
rounded - not just two-dimensional stereotypes as can often
be the case. Those that have heard the previous tale, Fairy
Dust, will know what I mean.
Rees still lets us believably see through the eyes of a little
girl, her writing is strong enough to also ensure that adults
can also enjoy this tale - which means that those car journeys
won't be too painful for the adults either.
three CD collection is beautifully read by Sophie Ward, who
doesn't shove the story down your throat. Her natural, soft
delivery ensure that this will be well received.
wonderful, magic tale that will find a special place in the
hearts of young and old alike.