Scary Fairy blows into Wicked Wood on a fierce Southern Wind and immediately begins disturbing the peace. She discards Squirrel’s acorns to make her new bedroom. She uses Hedgehog as a hair brush without even asking! The inhabitants of Wicked Wood are not pleased. But when Scary Fairy finally packs up to go home, the animal friends realize a little disturbance might be just what they need.
“In Jana Bauer’s adorable novel-in-stories, Scary Fairy in Wicked Wood, a selfish pixie learns to cooperate with the woodland creatures of her new home instead of only looking out for herself. Reminiscent of classic children’s books, Bauer’s tales put strong-willed characters into whimsical situations to teach moral lessons . . . scenarios explore important concepts, as of consent, the spread of rumors, the importance of good manners, rising above an initial desire for revenge, and overcoming misunderstandings . . . The nostalgic Scary Fairy in Wicked Wood conveys timeless wisdom through charming children’s fantasy stories.” – Foreword Reviews, starred review