A prequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making but one that really should be read after you read that book first. In this book we find Mallow, a magician residing outside a small village in Fairyland. She's a practical girl and does practical magic and while she would like to learn some other types of magic, that hasn't happened yet but she will trade with the villagers for interesting books. It's the story of how this very practical girl ends up as Queen Mallow whom everyone loved.
A charming tale in a beautifully imaginative land. I hope that there are more of these that tell us more about Mallow's time as Queen.
Page count: 33p/8,637p ytd/153,057p lifetime