Fairy School Dropout by Meredith Badger Originally published in Australia in 2006. Its now available in the U.S. thank you Feiwel and Friends. This book was just so much fun to read. I laugh out loud many times. Elly is fairy but not a very good one. She’s already been kicked out of two fairy school. To make matters worse she comes from a long line of very good and influential fairy women. Elly simply doesn’t have it in her to do the fairy thing. She hates flying, she would rather skateboard. Elly can’t seem to work her magic wand, or remember to charge it. When she’s called to the principal’s office yet again, Elly’s put on probation. If Elly’s kicked out she’ll never earn her fairy license. At first Elly thinks this is what she wants but than she is not so sure especially after she becomes friends with the human next door, Kara. Elly is caught in Kara’s room with her fairy wings out, breaking fairy rule number one- Don’t get caught by humans. Kara is the perfect human friend for Elly because she doesn’t believe in fairies.
“You don’t believe I’m a fairy do you?” she said to the girl. The girl shrugged. I’ll believe you when you fly out the window. Fine, thought Elly. If that’s what I have to do. She stood on the edge of the bed and leapt into the air, arms outstretched. This should set things straight pretty quickly. Elly rose up into the air and promptly fell to the floor. Elly remembered the zucchini cookies she’d eaten. If you fly too soon after eating, you sometimes get a cramp. The human was grinning. Don’t laugh, said Elly crossly. I really can fly. Sure you can, said the girl. And I bet your little sister can too. Of course she can’t, said Elly haughtily. She’s way too young. But I can, usually. I’ve just got a cramp."
Fairy School Dropout is such much fun, kids will love it. If you know a child who loves the Rainbow Fairies series, and you want to add a little edge to their reading diet give them Fairy School Dropout. It also a great suggestion for a child who likes the Dear Dumb Diary books. This book will make fairy and non fairy lovers very happy. Ages 7up