Prilla and the Butterfly LieRobin: Prilla was the new fairy in Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg. You may remember she had trouble fitting in at first, and it seems this has made her very eager to please. Not a very fairy characteristic, but she is more ‘human’ than most. She actually finds it hard to say no when invited to do things she doesn’t want to do. The other fairies don’t notice because, to them, doing anything associated with their talents is just wonderful. Prilla’s own talent for visiting the mainland is being neglected. It may sound like not a very useful talent, but in fact it reinforces fairy belief among human children, especially important to the Never fairies, who can die of disbelief. Vidia, the most selfish of the Never fairies, does something kind for once, and advises Prilla to toughen up.

Not so easy for Prilla, however, and in attempting to refuse to help with the caterpillar shearing she blurts out that she prefers butterflies – loves them, in fact. So she can hardly refuse to do a spot of butterfly herding when no one else will volunteer, can she? Not having any idea how to deal with uncooperative butterflies, Prilla has a series of comical misadventures. This is a funny story with a nice moral about not being a doormat.

This book is one of a series about the Never Fairies by Disney.

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