Across the meandering river,
In a forest tall and green,
Live the magical Wilderness Fairies
And their wise Fairy Queen...
Daisy's sister, Maggie, has been invited by the Fairy Queen to perform in the annual Songbird Festival to compete for a 'momentous prize'. But the performance is only days away and Maggie is all a flutter about how she can possibly be ready in time. Daisy decides to help by writing Maggie a strict schedule and making sure she keeps to it. All goes well until Daisy's further good intentions lead to a wardrobe disaster for Maggie, saved only by their Aunt Acacia, a master seamstress. But then when an overzealous mother of a competitor threatens to sabotage Maggie's duet with Melody the Magpie, Daisy has the chance to save the day and redeem herself.
About the Author
Jodie's life has revolved around kids and their books. Working in public libraries on the weekends when she was younger, she discovered her favourite kids' authors, and those that still inspire her. She studied teacher-librarianship at university and has been a practising teacher for almost 20 years, but writing has never been far from her thoughts – teaching during the day and writing at night. She has published articles, reviews and teacher resources both on an off the web. Jodie has been the President of the Sutherland Shire Branch of The Fellowship of Australian Writers, a committee member of the Illawarra Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia and the founder and Coordinator of the Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival. She lives in Sydney's south.
About the Illustrator
Kerry is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and author, and also paints under the name of Kerry Thompson. She has illustrated more than 24 books and was author/illustrator of Quincy and Oscar and Gordon's Biscuit. The books she has illustrated include a Children's Book Council Book of the Year and an Honour Book, and she illustrated Nim's Island (L.A. Times list of best books for 2001) and Nim at Sea, which have been the basis for two movies. She is also well-loved for her illustrations in School Magazine. She has cartooned for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Law Society Journal (Law Society of NSW), Readers' Digest, Dolly magazine and many more.
Series: Wilderness Fairies
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 23rd July 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 20.1
Edition Number: 3