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Fourth Grade Fairy (Fourth Grade Fairy #1)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  132 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
All Willow Doyle wants is to be normal, to fit in at her new school, and to have a best friend. But there’s no way Willow will ever be normal. There isn’t anything normal about her or the Doyle family.

Willow comes from a long line of fairy godmothers and she’s expected to be one too when the time comes. (At the moment she’s merely sprite status.) Maybe that would be cool
ebook, 176 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 2011)
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May 09, 2011 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I'm not in the target market for this book, and I couldn't put it down. Either I'm really immature, or Eileen is just that good. I read it for three reasons. 1) Eileen Cook is fabulous. I read everything with her name on it. (Mind you, the grocery lists can get a bit dry, but it's always fun to riffle through someone's trash.) 2) I will be passing this book on to my 8-yr-old niece, and I had to make sure it was appropriate for her little mind. (Yes, I realize it's not likely to compare to ...more
Feb 23, 2011 Gmr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all ages
Recommended to Gmr by: Simon & Schuster
Fourth Grade Fairy

Many years ago, humans and fairies were friends...until something bad happened. Some fairies decided it was more fun to play tricks on humans instead of grant wishes, which was their calling. Push came to shove and it was no longer safe to remain exposed to the newly named “humdrums” and so the fairies banded together and used their magic to cast a hiding spell, allowing them to blend in but remain in plain site to carry out their duties. The relationships between these two gro
Oct 09, 2015 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charming! An enchanting story in a delightful voice!
Maxine Mathew
For her tenth birthday, all Willow wishes is to have Miranda, the most popular girl of fourth grade, as her best friend. Unfortunately for Willow, while Miranda is a normal human there is absolutely nothing normal about Willow or her family. They have descended from a long line of fairy godmothers, granting wishes to humans (or humdrums as called by the fairies) who don’t even believe that such things as fairies can exist out of stories. Another thing preventing Willow to strike up a friendship ...more
Jan 07, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are the things Willow knows:

* Her older sister is a perfectly prissy pain in her hindquarters.
*A dog would be a perfect companion for her.
*Ten (or the big ONE-OH) is the most important birthday ever.
* Having a best best friend would be the greatest birthday present in the world!

Those are the thoughts jumbled around in Willow Doyle's head as we follow her through the story. If you're thinking that this sounds like an adorable story, you would be correct!

Young readers will find a lot to love
Jun 26, 2012 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Willow turns 10, her magic power will arrive, and she's not looking forward to it. It will probably be something dumb, like flying, which you can't ever do when anyone could see you. She wishes she could be a regular human girl and go to school with all the other girls in her neighborhood. But her parents say fairies should not be friends with humans. "What if they figure out that you have magic powers?" Then Willow's grandmother, who is the principal at a human school, and also happens to ...more
Cathy Cramer
My entering 5th-grader read this and thought it was so good that it was shared with the entering 2nd-grader. Some of it was pretty funny - Willow taking a bath with her clothes on. There are deception issues, and some violent thoughts that are not acted upon, between the sisters, but the situation is resolved. My favorite quote came from the cat, Louise, "The secret to being different is to revel in it. Makes people worry you're having more fun than they are."

Today, in the car, the 5th grader a
Apr 12, 2016 Tam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series (I'm currently on book 3 now) is pretty entertaining enough. Although I admit I mostly don't read the list parts (or quiz part) that occur at the beginning of single chapter. It's pretty boring. So I skip it and I don't think it really adds much to the story other by being a "cute" thing the main character does.
Aarifa - Lover of Harry Potter, Books, and Animals-
Wow I have no idea why I gave it 1 rating!! Well I hated it and I barely remembered what happened so maybe that's why!
Joelle Anthony
Mar 05, 2011 Joelle Anthony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A charming tale. My (sixth grade) niece loved this series even though it's a bit young for her. She even wrote to the author to tell her!
Miranda Rae Carter
Feb 08, 2012 Miranda Rae Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Written by one of my fellow RWA members (and friend), my daughter LOVED it! We're starting the next book in this series tonight. I love that she is getting into books like me...and fantasy, too!
Nancy Jo Lambert
This was a really fun book that me and the November 4th grade girls book club. We agreed this would be a great next series for the girls who love the Rainbow Fairy Magic Books.
Oct 10, 2015 JoJo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
maybe 3.5 stars.

She saved her mean sister's life. I liked it because it has kind of some reality but it's cool because she has to keep a lot of secrets.
Dennalei Peterson
Really good book.
Salomee Khawja
Dec 22, 2013 Salomee Khawja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done-reading
This book was great just like the 2nd on meaning "Wishes For Biggners"
By the way 4 thumbs up!
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