Aurelie: A Faerie Tale
Heather Tomlinson
Once upon a time, three children and a little river dragon were the best of friends—until a promise was broken. Now they are almost grown up and barely speaking to one another.  Of the four, it is Princess Aurelie who feels the loss the most. How can she prevent a war when she can’t even make her friends get along? Heartsick at losing her dearest companions, Aurelie finds comfort in the beauty of fairyland. But a princess can’t hide from her duties forever. Her country needs her, and so do her friends, whether they know it or not. Aurelie is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This is a faerie tale story about Aurelie and her friends and among them, a river dragon. These friends share a very unusual talent; they can see magical creatures. But one day, their secret gift is exposed, and everything changes in their world. The story evolves as the friends grow up and loose touch with each other. But when war threatens Princess Aurelie's country, she needs to reunite with her childhood friends to save the day and their friendship.

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