Friendship, kindness, and gratitude are all illuminated in a quiet tale of a magical girl with mothlike wings.
Nestled in a little nook in an old oak tree is a tiny girl named Ella. Ella loves light, but must be sure to avoid the sun because of her delicate wings. Flittering about at night, she collects light from everything that glows and glimmers in the darkness, always making sure to share the light she gathers with those who need it most. Until one day, when her animal friends decide it’s their turn to give back—with a creative plan that just may make Ella’s dream of seeing the sun come true. New York Times best-selling illustrator Lucy Fleming’s author-illustrator debut is a sweet story about the power of giving to others and celebrating our friends, as well as a reminder that we all have a light within us that is worthy of being shared.
About the Author
Lucy Fleming has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood. She has an honors degree in illustration and has illustrated a number of books, including River Rose and the Magical Christmas, written by singer Kelly Clarkson. She lives and works in England.
Sweetness and charm overflow in this book of friendship and thoughtfulness. Ella’s story is a reminder of giving selflessly; her animal friends demonstrate gratitude and giving back. Matching the text, the pictures are adorable but not cloying—the illustrations of light being shared in the night are beautiful and magical. Ella has pale skin with auburn hair. The humans shown are racially diverse. Sweet and bright.