Fairy Dust Wishes, For When You’re Different
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Published by: Howland Press
Release Date: May 1, 2021
Contributors: Riley Coker
How do you feel when you can’t do what others do because you are different—do you make a wish? Join this fairy’s journey as she wishes to fly.
Fairy Dust Wishes, for when you’re different is an inspired work co-written with Karen’s grandchild, Riley Coker. It is through a child’s eyes, and imagination, that Fairy Dust Wishes takes flight.
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“Fairy Dust Wishes is a sweet, beautiful book that children of all ages can relate to about what makes us different. It is even more perfect that it is written by a child, for other children. As a youngster, I often imagined fairies living under flowers and leaves, and the illustrations take me right back to that time. I can't wait to share this book with the children in my life!”
–Dianne Hathaway, Library Director, 2019 NHLTA Library of the Year
There was a fairy named Lilybell who was different from the other fairies.
Lilybell had wings, but she could not fly. You see, one wing was torn and much smaller than the other.
She was sad because she couldn’t always play with the other fairies.
She really wanted to use her wings more than anything in the whole wide world.
She watched the fairies fluttering about with the beautiful butterflies way up in the sky.
They twirled and sang in the sparkling sun.
Determined to fly, Lilybell jumped and stretched and flapped her wings as hard as she could, but it didn’t work.
She ran and fluttered her wings even harder, but she still couldn’t fly.
Sad little Lilybell bowed her head
and drooped her wings as she slowly walked to the fairy garden waterfall.
She sat on a mossy rock and put her tiny toes in the water. She could see in her reflection that one wing was torn and much smaller than the other.
Then she remembered, with excitement, that she had magical fairy dust…she could
make a wish!