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In the Wide, Wild Field, friendship is bigger than fear, and can be found in the unlikeliest of places.A butterfly fairy gets a kitten, raids a beehive, and makes friends with a firefly. Urisk the brownie gets a new home, and finds help overcoming his fear of the dark. Fireflies learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and let you be who you really are.This collectIn the Wide, Wild Field, friendship is bigger than fear, and can be found in the unlikeliest of places.A butterfly fairy gets a kitten, raids a beehive, and makes friends with a firefly. Urisk the brownie gets a new home, and finds help overcoming his fear of the dark. Fireflies learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and let you be who you really are.This collection includes the bonus story, Sunflower, which was also published in Dragons and Dreams.These seven bedtime stories will enchant children ages 3-7...

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ISBN : 9781494958664
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 70 Pages
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Fairies and Fireflies: Bedtime Stories Reviews

  • Francesca
    2019-06-01 09:12

    Seconda preziosa antologia di storie della buonanotte per bambini di Becca Price, dopo il bellissimo Dragons and Dreams: Bedtime Stories.In Fairies and Fireflies i protagonisti sono piccole creature magiche del bosco, come la deliziosa Butterfly-Fairy e i suoi gatti fatati (il Sunflower-Kitten e Willow), giovani e minuscole lucciole, Urisk il brownie (creatura del folklore popolare).Le storie sono brevi ma complete e legate tra loro da tutte queste simpatiche e affascinanti creature incantate, che attraverso lo schema classico della favola, ma rivisitato in chiave moderna, affrontano temi come l’amicizia, l’avventura, la scoperta di nuovi luoghi, l’accettazione reciproca, la solidarietà, il senso di piccola comunità che si instaura tra i diversi esseri che abitano The Wide Wild Field.Lo stile di Becca Price è sempre curato fin nei minimi dettagli, prezioso, con richiami alla tradizione classica ma ricco di spunti originali.L’autrice riesce a creare una vera e propria atmosfera magica che avvolge e indora ogni racconto, ispirando un semplice ma profondo senso di meraviglia e calore.L’unico rammarico è che queste raccolte finiscano troppo presto, si avrebbe voglia di conoscere e leggere molto di più di questo mondo fatato e dei suoi abitanti.

  • Chicco Padovan
    2019-06-06 12:57

    Manca il tocco ironico di The grumpy dragon e A princess for tea, fiabe contenute nella precedente raccolta Dragons and dreams. Anche Fairies and fireflies, nondimeno, nel suo genere è un libro perfetto. Fiabe della buona notte dolcissime, scritte meravigliosamente e ricche di immagini suggestive. In questa nuova raccolta è la natura, con i suoi incanti e suoi piccoli pericoli, il nucleo attorno al quale gravitano tutte le storie – in questo i diversi racconti mi hanno ricordato vagamente Il vento tra i salici. Continuo a pensare che la Price meriterebbe la pubblicazione di un grande albo illustrato da qualche artista, ne verrebbe un lavoro meraviglioso.My rating: 4.5 stars

  • DelAnne Frazee
    2019-06-11 05:48

    Title: Fairies and Fireflies: Bedtime StoriesAuthor: Becca PriceArtist: AntonishenPublisher: Wyrm Tales PressPublished: 1-2-2014ISBN: 9781477409282E-Book ASIN: B00HOHMW0SPages: 35Genre: Children's Tags: FictionA collection of seven short stories about the fairies that live in The Wide Wild Field. You start off the first few stories about Butterfly Fairy and her desire for a kitten to love and cuddle. Using her magic she tries to make one. Learn what Butterfly Fairy must go through to try and get a kitten for herself alone. Then you will learn of the fireflies, one firefly in particular looking for a place where he fits in. Next we read of how Butterfly Fairy learns about bees that make honey in wooden box hives and gets caught stealing honey. Lastly Becca Rice tells you about Brownies. We gain hear from Butterfly Fairy and the Fireflies.Theses charming bedtime stories are short enough for sleepy listener to hear or read before drifting off to dream of The Wide Wild Field. In their dreams the can imagine Butterfly Fairy or Fireflies or Brownies or Sunflower or Pussy Willow Kittens. You as well as your young listener will enjoy these fanciful tales and perhaps imagine a few of your own.

  • Tintaglia
    2019-06-09 08:09

    Un'altra incantevole raccolta dell'autrice di Dragons&dreams, uno dei libri più belli dell'anno passato: divertente e coccoloso, ricco a un tempo di spunti per sorrider e riflettere.E quest'altra raccolta non è da meno, nonostante manchino i miei amatissimi draghi.La scrittura è sempre notevole, curata e cristallina, ricca di suggestioni; ed è molto bella l'idea di legare le brevissime fiabe che la compongono l'una alle altre, in una catena leggera che compone, racconto dopo racconto, l'immagine della vita nel "wild, wide field" che è la casa di fatine, gattini magici, lucciole e brownie, fra gli altri.Non potrebbe esserci però raccomandazione più grande dell'affetto che anche altri amici portano a questa autrice: prova ne sia che appena Fairies and fireflies è stato disponibile per le recensioni, ho ricevuto un messaggio rapidissimo da Francesca, che ho girato giuliva a Chagall, dopo aver visto che Saretta era già stata allertata: sono cose che succedono solo quando le storie toccano il cuore, e vengono attese con trepidazione.Questo è il caso. ^^

  • Monica
    2019-06-10 13:47

    This collection of short stories, primarily involving Butterfly-Fairy, while geared toward younger readers may be enjoyed by multiple age groups. There isn't a predominant theme to the stories other than that they all carry a sort of lighthearted feel and air. Perhaps it could be argued the stories are about acceptance and finding happiness in every day.The narratives are light, quick and flow well.Characters are light, simple yet heartfelt.Overall, a cute read.

  • Heidi Garrett
    2019-06-10 13:06

    Fairies & Fireflies is Becca Price's second boo of bedtime stories, the first being Dragons and Dreams. Fairies & Firelies is lighter, sweeter fare, but equally delightful. The seven stories share the adventures of the Wide Wild Field's inhabitants—a butterfly-fairy, some magical kittens, fireflies, and even a brownie. Story themes include: getting lost, making friends, finding your way in the world, discovering where you fit in, and letting go.Here are a few of my favorite quotes:From Pussy Willow:Butterfly-Fairy and Willow would curl up in Butterfly-Fairy's chair, and the baby firefly would perch on top of the chair. Butterfly-Fairy read stories to Willow and the baby firefly in the green firefly light.From Honey Bees:Then Butterfly-Fairy heard an angry buzzing sound from all around her. She looked up, and saw that she was completely surrounded by dozens - hundreds - of angry worker bees, all aiming their sharp little swords at her.From The Littlest Firefly:In a swamp along the Big River, lived thousands of fireflies. As night fell, and the sky darkened, first one firefly would flash his light "blink" and then another would flash "blink" until the trees were full of bright fireflies winking their lights on and off. All of a sudden, however, all the fireflies would begin to flash their lights all at the same time "BLINK" so that for the moment the trees would be lit up as bright as moonlight, then suddenly go dark again. The night would seem darker when they flashed off, but then seconds later, "BLINK" they would all flash on again, and the tree was lit bright as moonlight again.From Urisk and the Fairy:On the fourth night, there was only a small bit of cream in the bowl. By now, Urisk was getting hungry, and rather than doing his tasks, he went into his Family's house and made mischief. Where there were shoe strings, he tangled them. Where there were dishes left in the sink, he tipped them over and even broke a few glasses. He moved people's toothbrushes in the bathroom, and left things on the floor for people to trip over. Urisk was an unhappy brownie.It's another great collection of fun bedtime stories for children!You can find an interview of Becca on my blog:http://heidigwrites.blogspot.com/2014...

  • Andrea Holden
    2019-06-12 12:00

    The writing style, sentence structure, text size, illustrations, and individual stories will appeal to a wide variety of age groups, I'd guess up to 7/8 years old. Prior to reading the book I decided not to read any reviews so I could form my own unbiased opinion. I began reading it with my 5 (soon to be 6) year old nephew. He did not interrupt me even once (as is usual when he's listening but not engaged). The stories are interlaced, taking place in the same area of a field but at different locations: the bush, the tree etc. From within each location is its own world with its own character(s). You may perceive morals woven within each story, and if you do they are simply folded in and not forced. I personally enjoyed the one about the little firefly because he kept trying to fit in and hoped he belonged somewhere. There are fewer or limited illustrations then I'd expected for what appears to be the target age-group. With that said, my nephew at 6 years old kept his interest, didn't ask for more, which I think means there were enough. There were about one on each spread though not on all spreads. If the child is extremely visual this book might be best at certain times when they are not easily excitable but somewhat more relaxed. We read the fairy tales a few at a time while taking a drive to a local Animal Sanctuary and so the book kept him highly engaged during the 30 minute ride and for that I am thankful. He also asked to take it home with him so he can finish the fairy tales - I didn't let him because I was selfish and wanted to finish reading them to him myself! I think this book will be especially good while traveling to/fro destinations; to keep in the car for times you're sitting and waiting, or in line etc. to help pass the time easily.

  • Alyson
    2019-05-31 06:13

    I received this as a goodreads giveaways promotional copy.I received this today (8/29/14) and already have read the first 2 stories to my 4 year old son. Going just by those, it is great! He loves them and wants to play with Butterfly Fairy :) as an adult, they are still cute and enjoyable to read! No small accomplishment, creating a kids storybook that entertains noth the child and the parent!The artwook is also adorable.Update 9/26/14:We have now read the whole thing, and it was very cute. Great bedtime stories for my 4 year old. He loves it, and was sad when we finished the last story. I had to reassure him that we could re-read it as often as he liked :)Aside from a handful of typos and some very hard-to-say-out-loud tongue twisting sentences, it was entertaining to read as an adult and entertaining to hear as a toddler. The stories largely have to do with Butterfly Fairy and her adventures, as well as two other characters that appear later. The book follows a timeline, narrating events in the order they happen to Butterfly Fairy and her friends. The last story ties together all 3 "main" characters in a cute way. I personally found Urisk the least interesting/likeable of the lot, but my son didn't seem to mind him. Overall, am very glad to add this to our collection.

  • Snik
    2019-06-08 12:49

    I received a Kindle version of this book for free on LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.This sweet story tells of the adventures of Butterfly-Fairy and her friends. This is definitely the kind of fairytale that both children and adults can enjoy. The story is not too simple and not too complicated. This is the first book by this author that I have read and I am looking forward to reading more.

  • Audrey
    2019-06-12 06:53

    A collection of cute stories appropriate for any bedtime. Unfortunately, that seemed to mean for me as well. While the stories lulled my babies to sleep, the repetitiveness of them lulled me there with them. My kids do give the thumbs up though, and they appreciated the illustrations.*I received this book for free in exchange for

  • Sanjeda
    2019-05-24 12:12

    This collection of bedtime stories was nice. It's not stories of amazing adventures but lighthearted tales of acceptance and being happy to tell your kids just as they're going to sleep. I did like it and it definitely put me to sleep.

  • Melanti
    2019-06-03 05:44

    A cute kids' story. It's not quite an anthology as there's a thin narrative thread connecting all of the chapters but they're very episodic and stand-alone in nature, so they can easily be read individually.

  • Noelle Walsh
    2019-06-02 12:07

    This book was really sweet! It's full of these short bed time stories involving fairies and a wide, wide field. It was a nice refreshing change from what I normally read.

  • Greywynn
    2019-05-27 09:56

    I received a First Reads copy. Thank you Goodreads and Becca Price. This is a creative and charming collection of stories that children will love.

  • P.J. O'Brien
    2019-05-17 07:12

    Very whimsical and charming!