Bloom

by Cronin, Doreen (Author), Small, David (Illustrator)

ISBN: 9781442406209

When the glass kingdom begins cracking, the king and queen fail in their quest to get help from the fairy Bloom, who can work great magic but was banished because of her muddy boots and messiness, so they send Genevieve, an ordinary girl who will do what it takes to save the day.

Age Range: From 4 to 8

Format: Hardcover, 40 pages

Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, February 2016

Product Dimensions: 11 L × 8.7 W × 0.5 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator David Small comes a picture book about how an extraordinary ordinary girl can save a kingdom with the help of a mud fairy.

A glass kingdom is no place for a Mud Fairy. Bloom and her mud fairy magic might be able to turn weeds into flowers and spin sand into glass, but the people of the kingdom ceaselessly complain about the trails of dirt and puddles of mud that seem to follow her every step, and finally they cast her out.

But when the glass castle begins to crack, then cracks some more, the King and Queen in a panic search for the long-banished fairy, but they can t find Bloom anywhere. Desperate to save their home, they send their meekest, most ordinary subject, a girl named Genevievewhose sole task until now has been to polish the Queen s crystal sugar spoon to coax any worthy fairy to come and save the kingdom. Genevieve finds Bloom exactly where the king and queen failed to see her, and Bloom knows exactly how to save the kingdom. But it will take the two girls working together, along with a mighty dollop of self-confidence and some very messy hands to accomplish the extraordinary.

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