Title: VELVET BALL AND THE BROKEN FAIRY
Genre: MG Fantasy
VELVET BALL AND THE BROKEN FAIRY is an MG fantasy novel, complete at 17,000 words. Sprites have the power to grant many wishes, but if they don’t pay attention at magic school, they may never learn how.
After an illness, Velvet Ball arrives at her new school, but none of the girls in forth-grade want to hang out with a bald girl, especially a girl with no eyebrows or eyelashes. They only care about hairstyles and clothes. At lunch time, the boys chase her, pull off her headband and call her a tennis ball. In no mood to be teased again, Velvet runs home through the woods. Stopping for a moment, she discovers a peculiar sight. A long-legged fairy calls out for help as she hangs from the bow of a tree. When Velvet helps her, she introduces herself as Roseberry - Fairy of Woodland Forest, then she grants Velvet a wish. Velvet’s only wish is to have her hair back. Trouble is, this fairy’s been catapulted into the forest by bullies. Now, the fairy has no magic and her wings are broken.
Thinking it’s a doll, the boys try to steal the fairy to use as a football, but Velvet fights back. Happy to have a friend, Velvet hides Roseberry in her bedroom, but the fairy isn’t an endearing fairy. She’s rude, bad-mannered and spoilt, and to make matters worse, she gets Velvet into trouble by making a mess. Velvet wants to help the fairy get her powers back, but Roseberry’s too busy trying on doll clothes, looking in the mirror, and dancing around the bedroom. Velvet wonders why she’s even bothering to help such an ungrateful little thing, but when the boys break into her house and kidnap the fairy, Velvet realises how much she cares for the little sprite. After all, Rosebery is her only friend in the whole wide world, and Velvet plans to save her.
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