Friday, November 13, 2009

112. The Fairy's Mistake by Gail Carson Levine

Every once in a while, it is fun to read a book in just one night.  I can do that when there are only 84 pages involved.  The Fairy's Mistake tells the tale of twin sisters, one good and one bad and her mother's favorite.  Rosella does all the chores including fetching water from the well.  She graciously gives an old woman (the fairy in disguise) a drink and is rewarded by spewing jewels from her mouth every time she speaks.  Myrtle (bad sister) tries to find the fairy to get a similar reward but offends a knight (again, the fairy in disguise) and is punished with bugs and snakes coming from her mouth whenever she speaks.  Yuck.  Shortly, a prince joins the tale and things don't go quite as the fairy envisioned them.  It's such a cute, funny story, written very simplistically so children will enjoy it as well.  Great way to spend an evening.
Rating:  3.75


  1. This does sound like a great way to spend an evening. More importantly, this sounds like a book my 10yod would love to read.

  2. I'll have to read these little books someday. This sounds like a good one. No matter how nice it would be to have the jewels it couldn't be very good for her teeth to have them spewing out of her mouth!

  3. Sounds like a good book! I have heard good things about the author, but I haven't read anything by her yet.