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The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

Foreword Review — Winter 2014

A fresh perspective on a Scottish folk tale of fairies, cake baking, comfort, and the power of sharing kindly. The enchantingly vivid colors and intricate details of the illustrations pair with the clever narrative to paint a portrait of a bakerwoman. She’s a wife, a mother, and an excellent cook, but her independence and wit make her a heroine for sure. With striking art, admirable characters, and a caring message, this book shines brighter than fairies’ gold. Ages four to eight.

Aimee Jodoin