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Shot through with fairy magic, Pillywiggins is a charming story for all those who love to believe in something a little bit different. Having just moved house, Natasha doesn’t feel especially welcomed until she meets Jamie who soon introduces her to the statue of a stone fairy. Pillywiggins, as the fairy is called, is trapped and there is only one way Natasha can rescue her: she must go to fairy land herself. Can Natasha succeed in her dangerous mission and what will fairyland be there when she gets to it? Natasha finds that she has been blessed with a kind of magic too.
When Natasha moves to a new house, she discovers a statue of a fairy in her garden beneath a huge menacing fir tree, which Natasha is sure is a witch. Gradually, with the help of a local boy, she unravels an ancient story that fairies stole the witch's baby and as revenge she turned a fairy to stone. Natasha realises that the only way to free the stone fairy, Pillywiggins, is to go into Fairy Land herself and rescue the witch's baby. But legend says that any human who enters Fairy Land may age decades or never come out at all.
|Publication date:||4th April 2011|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools. Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs. They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake! Her pets have featured in her stories at some point. This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination. As a child ...More About Julia Jarman
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