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A Fairy's Guide to Understanding Humans

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Fourteen-year-old Morgan Yates has just moved into a bigger house in a new neighborhood, but she misses her old friends and wishes things could go back to the way they were before. Before she knows it, Gretta, her fairy-godmother-in-training, is back and flightier than ever, in this sequel to A Mid-Semester Nights Dream.
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Holiday House (first published October 30th 2007)
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Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so fun to reread over and over and over and over again! It is fun for a quick read on boring days.
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I had not read the first book, A Mid-Semester's Night Dream, before reading this book, so some parts were a little lost on me, but eventually, once I got into the book, my checkered understanding of the story was clarified. My biggest complaints were a) there wasn't much of a plot, and b) as soon as I actually got into the book, it was over. Onto the story itself! Morgan Yates is a fourteen year old human girl who Gretta, a fairy, accompanies. Before I continue, I want to say that Morgan's chara ...more
Oct 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tamra by: Miciah
This book was adorable! I picked it out at random for my 8-year-old daughter, along with several other random books. Of all the books she's read recently (she reads 5 - 10 every week), she told me I HAD to read this one.

Super cute. I liked the story-line. I liked the characters. I liked the style. I liked the word choices. The whole book flowed nicely and felt entirely normal, like everyone has a fairy friend.

I loved reading about what really happened and then the fairy's unrealistic take on wha
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a sequel to a book I haven't read yet, but I was still able to figure out what was going on OK. Morgan Yates is 14 and has just moved. Gretta, a fairy visits her.

Gretta has some problems. She's a little bit over-enthusiastic, and a little bit under-qualified. Her heart is sort of in the right place, but she tends to mess up virtually all of her spells.

She also has a crush on Morgan's brother while she's still out the outs with her sort-of elven boyfriend.

The book is really funny, and ev
Nov 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Tamra was right! Totally cute! I did read the 1st book, A Mid-Semester Nights Dream(since this is a sequel)...not as good. Any curious readers should just read this one. It's a quick, fun, imaginative read! ...more
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It was a really good book! It has a fairy named Gretta. She writes in a journal. It's exciting! She likes boys. She likes some boys named Sammy and Bristle. She is staying with a human girl named Morgan. Greta likes to study humans. It's really funny! ...more
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-grade
The fairy in this book is very, very annoying. I liked the other character, Morgan, but the writing was mediocre and in fact was often grammatically incorrect. Overall... meh.
A cute fluffy sequel to A Mid-Semster Night's Dream. Slightly less readable because of all the fairy jargon (explained in the glossary, but annoying to look up) but still fun for a younger crowd. ...more
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Margaret Meacham is the award-winning author of fourteen novels for children and young adults, and a mystery novel set on the Chesapeake Bay. Her books include Oyster Moon which has recently been optioned for film by Green Films LLC, Secret of Heron Creek, Quiet! You’re Invisible, A Mid-Semester Night’s Dream, and A Fairy’s Guide to Understanding Humans. Her books are sold internationally, and two ...more

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