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Kirsten Boie (Author), Jutta Timm (Illustrator)

Nee! sagte die Fee

No! Said the Fairy

Always being good is boring. That’s why the little fairy decides to become a bad fairy instead of a good one. But there comes a time when you can even be fed up with being bad …
Is this a fairy tale – or perhaps a true story, after all?
Once upon a time there was a fairy who lived in the big wood just behind the motorway, not very far from the city. She had already brought up lots of fairy children, but none of them had ever been as stubborn as the little fairy. “No!” said the little fairy when Mummy fairy gave her a kiss on the forehead to wake her up and “No!” said the little fairy when she was told to clean her wings and her magic wand. “It’s hard to believe you want to grow up to be a good fairy,” said Mummy fairy.
But the little fairy didn’t want to be a good fairy any more. If bad fairies never have to clean their wings and their magic wand, then she definitely wanted to be a bad fairy. And so she started being one straight away and did a spell to put the deer family up a tree, turned the rabbit family into frogs and put the racoon family to sleep for a hundred years. Unfortunately, she lost her magic wand while she was doing all of this, so now, of course, she really has had more than enough of being bad. A new picture book based on the children’s TV programme “Siebenstein”.

  • Recommended age: 4 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-6319-7
  • Published: 01.02.2000
  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
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Kirsten Boie

Kirsten Boie, one of Germany’s best-known authors of modern children’s and young people’s novels, was born in Hamburg in 1950. Her years at school and university were also spent in Hamburg, with the exception of her year at Southampton University in England on an International Scholarship from Hamburg University. As a student, she earned her living working as an assistant at the library of the Literary...

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Jutta Timm

Jutta Timm was born in 1945 in Cuxhaven and grew up in Karlsruhe. Today she lives in Hamburg with her husband and two children. After studying graphics in Karlsruhe, she worked in advertising for many years as a graphic artist. Since 1983, she has been working as a freelance illustrator in Hamburg.

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