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Meet Twig, a young girl living in a city tenement building with a dirt back yard. As young children are apt to do, Twig has constructed a home for fairies using the best of the materials available to her: an old tomato can, a gum wrapper, and several toothpaste caps. Now, all she has to do is wait for the fairies to come. She doesn’t have to wait long before she meets a small elf who is courteous enough to transform Twig into a more suitable and small size. Follow Twig’s imagination as she explores her backyard from the perspective of someone small.
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Twig is a classic story made up of a child’s imagination and imbibed with sweet and simple goodness. Not too sweet, of course. The pet cockroach makes sure of that. While the reading age is 6 and up, it is so full of life’s nuances that it easily maintains the interest of 10 years old, too. A great read aloud story that will have your children asking for “just one more chapter.”
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- Author: Elizabeth Orton Jones
- Publisher: Purple House Press (August 2010)
- Reading Age: Age 6 +
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What You Need to Know
- Role Models/Authority Figures – Twig has two parents. The adults she meets coming both up and down her tenement steps are good people. Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow are caring parents, as well.
- Violence – None
- Sexual Content – None
- Language – None
- Consumerism – None
- Drinking/Smoking/Drugs – None
- Religion – Elf has a book which he uses to try to learn magic. He is, thus far, only capable of making Twig small. He is invited to fairy land to learn the magic there.