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Silverlake Fairy School: Book 3
Ready to fly
by Elizabeth Lindsay
Lila and her friends love learning to fly at Silverlake Fairy School. Their lessons in the Flutter Tower are a little scary but fantastic fun. Then someone plays a trick on Lila and she's grounded. Only sneaky Princess Bee Balm would dare to be so mean. But how can Lila prove it?
Elizabeth Lindsay trained as a drama teacher and worked for Theatre in Education, taking drama programmes into schools. She was also a puppeteer on the long-running children’s TV series Pipkins, playing Topov the Monkey and Octavia the Ostrich. She has written over thirty books including the the Magic Pony series, and various television scripts including episodes of The Hoobs and Heggerty Haggerty.
Visit www.elizabethlindsay.co.uk to find out more.
READY TO FLY
When the bells finally trilled for the end of break Lila, Meggie and Bella gathered with the rest of Charm One beside the Bewitching Pool. Mistress Pipit arrived and held up her wand for silence.
“Now I hope you’re feeling inspired after having seen your first Bugs and Butterflies game because it’s time for us, as a class, to get down to some serious work.” She paused and smiled. “You’ve done very well in our fairy gym lessons in the garden. I think you’re ready for the next step. Today, you’re going to have your first flying lesson in the Flutter Tower.”
“We’re going to fly,” cried Lila, jumping up and down. “At last, at last, at last!” Mistress Pipit gave Lila one of her quelling looks and Princess Bee Balm gave a haughty sniff in her direction, but Lila was too excited to care. From her bedroom window in the Star Clan turret, she had often looked at the Flutter Tower, standing higher than the tallest trees in the Wishing Wood and she longed to go inside it.
“Follow me,” said Mistress Pipit, and set off with a line of eager fairies scurrying behind her. Lila couldn’t have been happier and, chattering gaily, the three friends followed the other fairies through the trees of the Wishing Wood. Above them, the ancient oaks spread their mighty branches, shading out the sun, while long, sinewy roots anchored the great trunks to the earth.
Magical stories of fairies, unicorns and enchantment are guaranteed to earn Stroud author Elizabeth Lindsay a whole new legion of fans. The books follow Lila and her fellow fairies as they progress through the school, with exquisite illustrations by Anna Currey.
The Gloucestshire Echo
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