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Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories

Edith Howes

Book Overview: 

A collection of three short stories about fairies, complete with good moral lessons (as every fairy tale should be).

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .only to be won in sadder lands than these," she said. "If you would have them you must leave your fairyland and come where humans live, and where hunger and sorrow and death trample the city streets."

"I will come!" cried Poppypink. "I will come!"

"Come then," said Wonderwings. She took the little fairy's hand, and up they all rose into the clear air, flying far and far away till they left their fairyland behind and came at last to the sadder lands where humans lived. There Wonderwings showed them where hunger and sorrow and death trampled the10 city streets, and the band of fairies flew lower and lower to look.

"The children tumble and fight in the dirty lanes, and cry for bread," cried Poppypink. "The little ones, I cannot bear to hear them sob."

"Perhaps you can help them," said Wonderwings.

"I am only a little fairy. What can I do?" asked Poppypink. "I have no bread to give them."

She flew a little lower, to gaze. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Three sweet stories that I would give to teenage readers. They are short, but I would not give them to children. The messages are a bit too pointed. Feminism is good; war is bad; children need knowledge and women are the brighter species...yet good hair is still important to them. Cute stuff for an