It has been twenty years since the time of The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood, and grown-up Willa has returned to Plunkit with her daughter, Zelly. Willa can’t see the fairies anymore, but Zelly can, and she meets an unusual boy—the last remaining fairy child in Nutfolk Wood, Ronald Whistle Bright.
Hard times have befallen the fairy town of Nutfolk Wood, but Whistle Bright is determined to stay in his forest village, even though humans are sure to destroy it. And Zelly wants to stay in the small town of Plunkit, where she feels she belongs and where she can find out more about her father, who disappeared when she was three.
In their quest to stay in the place that they love, the tiny Nutfolk boy and the human girl become allies, and both are surprised by the unexpected things that can happen in life.
Barb Bentler Ullman’s follow-up to The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood is another story infused with magic and hopefulness.
Praise for The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood:
“A convincing first-person narrative with the wholesome appeal of fresh-baked bread.” —ALA Booklist (starred review)