Amazon has a Splash Into Summer Book Sale sale going on for a few days and several of the titles are fairy tale related. I'm going to give each title it's own post today.
Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle is $2.99 in ebook format. This one skews younger than most of the titles I am sharing today, but it is also a Newbery Honor book which means it merits consideration if you are skeptical about children's book. And there are elves!
Will Hillary uncover the secret of the elf village in Sara-Kate’s backyard?
No fourth grader trusts Sara-Kate Connolly. Her boots are dirty, her clothes are weird, and she’s so maladjusted that the school had to hold her back a grade. But Hillary is her next-door neighbor, and can’t say no when the unusual loner invites her over to play. In Sara-Kate’s overgrown backyard, Hillary will find proof of a world of magic—the kind that can only blossom between true friends.
Among the rusted car parts and wild plants, a miniature village has sprung up. It has tiny houses made from string, sticks, and maple leaves; a well with a bottlecap for a bucket; and even a little playground with a Popsicle-stick Ferris wheel. But there’s absolutely no sign of who built this miniature world. To Sara-Kate, the answer is clear—only elves could be responsible for something so enchanted. As she and Hillary watch for their elusive new friends, they learn that friendship, like magic, springs up where you least expect it.
This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.