Originally posted 2016-08-04 08:00:44.
Anyone who knows me knows my love for Charles De Lint, but this one I chose for Books and Cupcakes Day 4: Bookmarker!
Why? I have a bookmark with this book’s title and an image on it.
Unlike many of De Lint’s works, this one is more appropriate for kids (late elementary school). It’s a fairy tale about seven sisters and how they get caught up in a feud between the bee faeries and the ginseng faeries. It’s fun, charming, and whimsical. Though it’s short, each sister has a part to play in the events that unfold and certainly wild personalities. The illustrations by Charles Vess fit the world beautifully and I’d highly recommend it to anyone for a quick read!