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Newbie Fairy

Newbie Fairy

Illustrated by Marta Altés


Newbie Fairy

About the Book

In this hilarious, highly illustrated new chapter book series - in pink! -  lovable newbie fairy Oona has big ideas, only her magic always seems to go a little wonky. But she won’t let that stop her!

Oona Bramblegoop is a Newbie fairy, and she’s determined to do big things, especially if they can impress her idol, the Tooth Fairy. There’s just one problem: Oona’s magic never goes quite how she planned.

Oona’s protection spells work great, but only if you don’t mind getting a wedgie from a pair of magical underwear. And don’t even mention the smell disaster that resulted from her first fire spell . . . yikes!

Good thing Oona is creative, and she never gives up, no matter how surprising her magic gets.

Packed with Fun Fairy Facts, humor, and lots of heart, this magical series celebrates finding friendship and your place in the world, even if you fit in a little sideways.

Product Details

On sale: January 2, 2024
Age: 7-10 years
Grade: Grades 2-5
Page count: 128 Pages
ISBN: 9780593533642
Reading level: Lexile: 590L | Fountas/Pinnell: P

Author Bio

Kate Korsh holds a BA in English Literature from Princeton, where she studied creative writing, and a master’s in psychology from Phillips Graduate University. Her writing can be found in L.A. Parent magazine, where she has published numerous articles. She was also an elementary school teacher for ten years, as well as being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She attended the most recent royal wedding and doesn’t need much persuading to tell that story. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, who seem to magically always have clean underwear in their drawers.

Twitter: @korshkate

Marta Altés is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Dork Lord series by Mike Johnston, and picture books My Grandpa, Little Monkey, and Five More Minutes. Originally from Barcelona, she received her MA in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, and she lives in London. Learn more at marta-altes.com or follow her on Instagram @martaltes.


Praise for Newbie Fairy:

“Though there’s plenty of wacky humor, the book also folds in sound messages about persistence, teamwork, and constructive responses to criticism. And a fairy who socializes with gastropods and conjures up undergarments makes for a delightfully unlikely hero—the potential for future Bramblegoop adventures is high.” Kirkus Reviews

“The sweet series opener is packed with goofy humor, whimsical footnotes, and amusing illustrations sure to keep young readers enthralled… It’s a lighthearted affair, but it also sneaks in wisdom about perseverance and ingenuity alongside the silliness. A fresh fairy tale with lots of laughs.”Booklist

“There is humor for all ages…with delightful, burgundy-tone cartoon drawings. This is a fun chapter book for budding readers. Sure to appeal to fans of the 'Rainbow Magic Fairies' series and 'Unicorn Diaries.' " School Library Journal

“[A] delightful and funny debut chapter book about a Newbie Fairy determined to do big things.” LA Parent