When Flory, a tiny Night Fairy no bigger than an acorn, is nearly eaten by a confused brown bat, she finds herself wingless and trapped in a garden. Spunky and determined, she makes a home in an empty birdhouse and tries to live as a Day Fairy. Her challenges and adventures are related in simple, flowing language matching the timeless fairy-tale feel of the story. The watercolor illustrations bring the scenes to vivid life.
Schlitz tells a lovely story with lessons about resiliency, friendship, and growing up without ever preaching to the reader. This slim chapter book would be a wonderful, slightly more sophisticated choice for fans of the many fairy books currently available.