Saturday, 7 May 2011

Fairy School Dropout narration by Anna

Anna read at least one Rainbow Fairy book each day of the holidays. We borrowed a dozen from the library before the Easter long weekend and she had finished them all within a day of returning from Albany, a week later. Easter Sunday was her seventh birthday, and she used some birthday money to purchase a fairy-style b*rbie and is presently playing fairies in the Play Room. Fairies seem almost ubiquitous in the literature for her age and gender at the moment.

Some of Anna's birthday gifts were books. From her Uncle Michael, Anna received Fairy School Drop Out by Meredith Badger. This is the email she sent to Uncle Michael the day after she received the book:

Dear Uncle Michael,

Thank you for “Fairy School Dropout”. I received it in the mail yesterday afternoon, when we got back from camping with Grandma and Grandad. I have already finished reading it.

It was all about a fairy and she made friends with a human girl. It was mostly about the fairy and the girl. The fairy was called Elly and the girl was called Jess. Jess’ problem was that she had to do a school project about a volcano. Elly helped Jess make a model of a real volcano with wire, clay and red bubble bath stuff. When Jess returned it to school, her teacher was so excited, that he entered the volcano into the volcano fair. Elly’s problem was that her wand did not work properly. It did not work because her sister Kara bit it. Jess tried to fix it, but it didn’t work out properly.

I enjoyed reading it very much.

Love, Anna

Michael's comment upon hearing that Anna had read the book so quickly was "She's definitely YOUR daughter!" Yes indeed.

Since her birthday, Anna has moved on to slightly longer books such as Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris (an Australian trilogy) and The Faraway Tree trilogy by Enid Blyton. I read the latter aloud to her and the other children several years ago and now she is able to read it herself. How cool is that?

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