piperPiper Green and the Fairy Tree is about a girl named Piper who lives on an island and has a fairy tree in her front yard.  Her brother has just left to go to highschool on the mainland so she has his ear muffs and wants to wear them all the time because she misses him. Her parents tell her that if her teacher asks that she take the monkey ear muffs off when she gets to school so is to agree and she says she will, but… The kids all take a lobster boat from the island to get to school.  When Piper gets to her classroom she realizes that she has a NEW teacher – one that doesn’t appreciate the monkey earmuffs.  Piper gets mad and ends up skipping school the next day and sits in the tree in her front yard.  The tree sounds like it is crying and one of her neighbors comes by to realize that there are 2 kittens hiding in the tree.  The neighbor tells Piper the story of the Fairy Tree and how her grandmother used to leave things in it for the Fairies and the fairies would leave her things as well.  Since Piper got 2 kittens from the tree, she decides to give her earmuffs to the tree and names the kittens after the names she had given to the monkey on her earmuffs.

This was a cute book and I loved it since I love fairies. It was a quick read and a great beginning book for Children just learning to read.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review.

From veteran chapter book author Ellen Potter comes a charming new series set on an island off the coast of Maine, where kids, lobster boats, and a hint of magic are part of everyday life.

In this first book of the series, Piper’s older brother leaves Peek-A-Book Island and Piper refuses to take off his old earmuffs, no matter what! Unfortunately, Piper’s new teacher, Miss Arabella, puts her foot down when it comes to earmuffs in the classroom. Things are going from bad to worse… until Piper discovers The Fairy Tree. Is it really a magical tree, as old Mrs. Pennypocket claims?

ABOUT THE AUTHOREllen Potter is the author of ten books including the bestselling Olivia Kidney series, as well as award winning novels, SLOB, The Kneebone Boy, and The Humming Room. Her most recent series for boys, Otis Dooda: Strange But True, is a Cybils nominee.

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