In this first installation of the Fairy Chronicles, 9 year-old Beth learns from her eccentric Aunt Evelyn: not only is her aunt a Butterfly fairy, but Beth happens to be a Marigold Fairy as well. Talk about a bombshell! Beth handles it quite naturally and before you know it, Beth transforms to her fairy form and flits around, meets with other little girls who are fairies, and learns all about being a fairy. The girls use their fairy gifts to protect nature and fix problems, with the kick-off mission being to help the Brownie Boys recover the Feather of Hope. There are plentiful charming illustrations, and thereâs a special section in the back that includes a recipe for powdered sugar puff pastries, and some facts on pussywillows, monarch butterflies, and the infamous Cottingley fairies. Marigold and the Feather of Hope is sugar and spice and everything nice, and unless you prefer your girls not read fantasy pertaining to the world of fairies, gremlins and the like, youâll find nothing objectionable.
The Chronicles continue with: Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams (The Fairy Chronicles, Book 2), Thistle and the Shell of Laughter (The Fairy Chronicles, Book 3), Firefly and the Quest of the Black Squirrel (The Fairy Chronicles, Book 4)