A gently entertaining and charming fairy story that also deals cleverly with a young child's real problems and emotions.
Connie is not a child who likes books. So she's not too pleased when she's sent to stay with her eccentric author aunt. But then Connie meets Ruby - a book fairy - in the dusty old library.
Ruby is in trouble: she has broken fairy law by trying to take something - a piece of jewellery - back to fairyland through the gateway of a fairy-dust-sprinkled book. And now the jewellery has disappeared, and Ruby can't get back home! Can Connie help Ruby find the missing jewellery before the doorway to fairyland is closed forever?
Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and was brought up in Scotland. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and has worked in various places, including Birmingham and London. The author of Mermaids, The Mum Hunt, My Mum's from Planet Pluto and Fairy Dust, Gwyneth is now writing full time. She lives in London with two cats.