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{The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies: Heather Forest}The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies by Heather Forest
Published by August House on October 7, 2013
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – According to this Scottish folktale, long ago sweet-toothed fairies flew into people’s homes and feasted on leftover cake crumbs. But the King of the Fairies was annoyed that crumbs never remained from the very best cakes baked by the talented bakerwoman so he orders the fairies to capture her and bring her down to the Fairy Kingdom. The resourceful woman requests items from her kitchen at home, where her bewildered husband looks on as utensils and ingredients float out of the window, borne by invisible fairies. Eventually she strikes a clever bargain with the impatient Fairy King to win her freedom and return home in return for sharing her tasty cakes.

{My thoughts} – This was a neat little book about a baker that was more or less kidnapped by fairies. They took her to their underground environment and then told her she needed to bake them a cake. She was a smart lady and she used her smarts to get her animals, her husband and her baby there with her and then used them again to get them all home safely. She even made a deal with the fairies about baking them a cake when they’d like in the future as long as they asked nicely. They also rewarded her for the first cake she had made them.

This book would be a nice addition to any child’s bookshelf. It is well written, the images are lovely and it was just an all around enjoyable story.

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