Alice The Fairy

Alice The Fairy

by David Shannon

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Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's funny picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a nose for trouble and a magic wand.

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Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, and to turn her father into a horse! There are still a few things Alice needs to learn to become a Permanent Fairy, like how to float her dog on the ceiling and make her clothes put themselves away, but she's working on it--sort of. This endearing, funny story about a girl and her vivid imagination, is sure to delight every fairy in training!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545117586
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 334,560
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 13.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon’s bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)


B.A., Art Center College of Design

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Alice the Fairy [With Alice the Fairy Book] 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
sarahbatte on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love love the pictures and colors that this illustrator brings to his books.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alice is talking to the reader about how far she is coming in being a fairy. This book is very much alike David Shannon's "No, David!" and "Good Boy, Fergus" books with simple language and fantastic, silly illustrations. I read this to my second grade students and they loved it!
ebruno on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alice, a temporary fairy, can make her father turn into a horse, her oatmeal turn into cake, and leaves fall off of trees with her magic wand. She is a very imaginative young girl just looking for fun. The illustrations are colorful and fun.
LisaBohman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is about a young girl named Alice who is a temporary fairy, not a permanent fairy. She uses her fairy powers to do things like turn oatmeal into cake (by adding sugar), turning a white dress red (by spilling juice), and using her wand to disappear (by turning out the lights). Alice talks about things like turning her bath into jello, but that is something only permanent fairies can do. This is a fun and imaginative story about real-life things that children can do to pretend to be fairies. The illustrations are bright and vibrant. This story inspires children to use their imaginations to think of things that they can do in everyday life that are slightly magical. I could see students creating their own versions of being a temporary fairy or superhero.
dreamer2000 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very nice pictures I like how she lists everything she can do when she is a fairy but for now she can only do some of it because she is a part time fairy. Cute book and good pictures to go with the art work
mandola on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you love the David books and have a special little girl or even a boy, this story is a treasure. Whimsical illustrations capture the unbridled joy of a rambunctious little girl caught up in a world of make-believe. If you were ever that kid who played dress up, invented kingdoms out of cardboard boxes and rode a magical steed (a broom), then share this book with your kids. Or read it yourself. It's awesome.
ohjanet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David Shannon can do no wrong. I identify strongly with the story of this little rough-edged princess.
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WidneyWoman More than 1 year ago
I found this book at our local library. The librarian said her daughter was afraid of Alice's looks. Just in case my kids were turned off, I read the story in a freaky fairy voice - imagine Marge Simpson as an adorable 3-yr old. My 6 1/2 yr old and my 3 1/2 year old LOVE this story now. After renewing at the library 3-4x, I just had to purchase Alice the Fairy for our family library. The kids want me to read the story every week and they talk about Alice as if she is a real little girl. Get this book and have fun delving into Alice's imaginative world that is so true to life, you have to laugh at her antics. My favorite is how she made her daddy's cookies...hers! Why are you still reading this review? Buy the book already!!!!!
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awesomeSG More than 1 year ago
I like the book it was pretty good, well to me of course.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Alice the Fairy is a fun and imaginative story of a young girl using her magic wand and her imaginative powers to make the best of things. The pictures are are very enjoyable, and the story allows readers of all ages to expand their imaginations and using their magical wands to make undesired parts of life into things more enjoyable! A fun read for all!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 4 year old niece and she and I both absolutely loved it!! The two of us spend alot of time reading together and this is our favorite. No sooner will I finish and she is asking me to read it again! I would recommend this book to anyone with small children, It's cute, witty and the illustrations are incredible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My five year old and I LOVE this book! I have read it over and over to her and haven't gotten tired of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the cover and was intrigued enough to pick up this little delight. Very cute. Definetely something I wouldn't mind reading again and again to the children I take care of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much that i am giving it as one of my gifts for a baby shower. the most popular books to give to a little baby at a shower are the usual Goodnight Moon, Guess How Much I love You yada yada yada. Those are great books. Classics! That's why the person usually ends up getting about 4 each. David Shannon's books are so funny and very memorable. Here's to a book that is refreshing & alittle goofier than the norm!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This grand and hilarious farce by Shannon (No David! ) is irresistible! The story is told by its star - an adorable, precocious, preschooler with a fanciful imagination who believes she¿s a fairy! Accordingly, her blond curls are topped with a tiara, she wears strap-on wings, and wields a magic wand. Admittedly, she¿s only a ¿Temporary¿ fairy because she hasn¿t passed all of the magic tests or attended ¿Advanced Fairy School¿ ¿ prerequisites to ¿Permanent¿ fairyhood. Alice exuberantly demonstrates her current array of tricks in loosely drawn, humorous, child-like illustrations. This includes ¿changing¿ her dad ¿into a horse¿ (having him give her a ride on his back), making herself ¿disappear¿ (by turning off the lights or hiding under her blanket), and ¿turning¿ her ¿oatmeal into cake¿ with ¿fairy dust¿ (sugar). She even tries unsuccessfully to do advanced tricks like making her ¿dog float on the ceiling¿ or her ¿clothes get up off the floor and dance around and line up in the closet.¿ She must also protect herself from the ¿wicked Duchess¿ (Mom) who once ¿locked [her] in the tower¿ (her room) and might to ¿poison¿ her with broccoli. Highly recommended for ages 2 to 6.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a terrific story about Morton and his annoying little brother. What do you think will happen if Morton can change his little brother into a dragon? The pictures of Morton and his expressions will keep you laughing for days!