I remember picking up this book on a rainy day at the library. I was picking up random books, sitting down and skimming through them. I reached the end before I even realized that I had gotten sucked in. This is a very cute but extremely engaging story. I would recommend this story to anyone, no matter the age. I read it once about ten years ago and can still remember it. That has to say something!
I really enjoyed this book when i was younger, i read it several times throughout my life. and whats funny is i was thinking about this book and couldn't remember the name of it and here it is. it really is a lovely story
This is an unabridged 2 cassette reading by the author (and well read!) of a modern fairy tale. Total playing time: 2 hrs. 30 mins. I'd suggest 2nd through 5th grade girls as the best audience for this story, depending.
From the cover: "How unusual -- a grown-up who gets to see a fairy! But then, Jan is an unusual human, and Tiki is an even more unusual fairy. In fact, you could say she's a bit of a rebel.
Now, as anyone who has really read the old tales can tell you, the "realm of faerie" is not all sweetness and light. So Tiki has plenty to rebel against.
But the Fairy Queen does not take disobedience lightly, and Tiki's simple acts of kindness may turn out to carry a very high price tag indeed -- not only for Tiki, but for Jan's enchanted daughter, Bindi.
Let Lynne Reid Banks take you on a trip to the place where reality meets enchantment, and magic fills the air. But be careful! Things are not as simple as they seem. And the wrath of the Fairy Queen is a dangerous thing indeed."