Never Girls #1: In a Blink (Disney: The Never Girls)
Paperback – January 8, 2013
When four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to Never Land, home to fairies and mermaids, Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have to figure out a way for them to get home.
A New York Times Bestseller
The Disney Fairies star in a magical all-new early chapter book series for kids ages 6 to 10—The Never Girls!
Kate craves adventure and excitement.
Mia loves dresses, roses, and anything beautiful.
Lainey dreams of talking to animals.
Gabby believes in fairies more than anyone.
In a blink of an eye, these four best friends all get their biggest wish—they’re whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning! But how will the Never Girls ever get home again?
Young Kate McCrady, her friends Lainey and Mia, and Mia’s younger sister, Gabby, hear silvery bells, view flying flamingos, and feel an ocean breeze, and then they are magically whisked away—in a blink—to Pixie Hollow, Never Land’s home to fairies, including Tinker Bell. The fairies agree to transport the girls back home, but before that can occur, Kate sneaks away for a rendezvous with Vidia, a fast-flying fairy with a nasty agenda. As the book concludes, the girls (called “Clumsies” by the fairies) are stuck in Never Land, happily awaiting further adventures. This new series builds on the popularity of existing fairies titles (including Thorpe’s Tink in a Fairy Fix, 2011) that promote the Disney version of Never Land. Each fairy has his or her own talent (Tinker Bell mends pots and pans, while Rain is in charge of weather), making the characters easy to remember. Short chapters, a large font, and plentiful black-and-white illustrations make this book accessible to beginning chapter-book readers. Recommended where demand for fairies is high. Grades 2-4. --Kay Weisman
About the Author
KIKI THORPE spent much of her childhood reading, daydreaming, and searching for fairies in the forests of Idaho—pastimes that were good training for writing children's books. She is the author of several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestseller In a Blink, the first book in the Never Girls series. She lives with her husband, Greg, and their two children in San Francisco.