The Faeries Of Sping Cottage by Terri Windling
art by Wendy Froud
With A Story In His Heart And Courage In His Hands!
Sneezle is a tree root faerie living in the Old Oak Wood, but through a series of events he soon finds himself facing a fearful giant, a human girl named Rowan. Far from his safe home of the wood, Sneelze finds he is trapped in Spring Cottage, a human dwelling, with no way to return home to his wood.
Sneezle soon finds out that Spring Cottage is full of faeries, but unlike any Sneezle has ever meet before, usual knights serving a King and Queen, brownies turning into boggarts, rats with swords, and dolls come to life. Sneezle's only chance of returning home will depend on courage, new friendships and a story or two.
The Faeries Of Spring Cottage are a strange and dangerous group who have lost their way and allowed their fear to change them, transforming them into angry and mean faeries. But not all the faeries have lost their way and with Sneezle's help they will find peace once again. A story that will delight both young and old and will remind us that it's never too late to believe in faeries.
Price (AU): $39.99
Recommended age: 6+
In a word: Sneezle
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: five out of five