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Philippa Fisher


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Perfect for 8+ girls. Fairies and friendship continue to entice. 'A funny, wise book about finding confidence and friendship' (The Times); '... offers some valuable lessons about friendship' (Daily Telegraph). Delightful illustrations from Katie May. Rights to Liz Kessler's first three books have been acquired in 20 territories.

About the Author

Liz Kessler lives in rural Cheshire. She has worked as a teacher and journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing. Katie May illustrates for books, greetings cards and stationery. As well as drawing and painting, she loves old fashion illustrations, theatrical costume, ballet and Paris. Katie lives and works in London.


Gr 4-6-Philippa Fisher's life is a disaster. Her parents embarrass her in front of her friends; they are party entertainers and drive a bright yellow VW camper with pictures of clowns and jesters and rabbits painted on the side. Then her best friend moves away and she feels totally alone. She is so miserable, in fact, that the ATC (Above the Clouds) sends her a fairy godmother from 3WD (the Three Wishes Department). But Daisy, the fairy godmother (called a godsister because of her age), has serious attitude and is vexed at being paired with a human. She and Philippa get off to a dreadful start when her charge unknowingly leaves the transforming fairy with a limp and bruises. Just wanting to get the job done, Daisy delivers three wishes that give the girl the opportunity to change her life forever, which results in near disaster. Philippa, a self-conscious 11-year-old who desperately wants to be part of the popular crowd, is forced to rethink what friendship and parental love are all about. It is her choices and the consequences that make this story so moving. Equally as charming is the way fairy magic has been modernized with MagiCell messaging and a fairy facing her own trials and errors. The gentle storytelling and theme of finding oneself will resonate with girls gong through their own emotional awakenings.-Robyn Gioia, Bolles School, Ponte Vedra, FL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Sparkles with magic and is full of friendship, warmth, real charm and quirky characterisation * My Child Magazine *
A wise and charming story ... thoroughly enjoyable * Books For Keeps *
Well balanced and thoughtful * Irish News *
Funny and well-written * Learning Support *
Magical * GIRL TALK *
A funny, wise book about finding confidence and friendship * The Times *
A book that children can read on their own, but that grown-ups will enjoy too * LEICESTER MERCURY *
Friendship, anxieties and what to do if you have embarrassing parents are all covered in this funny and well-written story -- Nichola Gale * LEARNING SUPPORT MAGAZINE *

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