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Authors: Margaret McNamara

Clara and the Magical Charms

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Dedication

for
Donna Bell Bray

Contents

Map

Dedication

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Eleven

Twelve

Thirteen

Fourteen

Fifteen

Sixteen

Seventeen

Eighteen

Fairy Secrets

Excerpt from
Sylva and the Lost Treasure

About the Author and Illustrator

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Credits

Copyright

About the Publisher

one

V
alentine's Day for fairies is a lovely affair, as fairies like to send and receive valentines more than anything else. (Anything else in February, that is.) And Valentine's Week on Sheepskerry Island is better than anywhere else, because Queen Mab enchants Lady's Slipper Field and turns the dark of winter into the fresh breath of summer. All the Sheepskerry fairies gather in the meadow to exchange gifts and cards. They smell the orange blossoms and the roses. They throw off their heavy coats and scarves and mittens and wear their light summer dresses. They kick off their shoes and turn their faces to the warm sun.

Also, gnomes come.

Gnomes?

You didn't think there were only
trolls
in the world of the fairies, did you? (Trolls hibernate through the winter, by the way.) Gnomes are terribly different from trolls. Gnomes don't have warts, for one thing. They're not smelly. And they can talk properly, though they have a bit of a lilt to their speech as a result of living on the faraway Outer Islands. I know you may have seen garden gnomes with long beards and fishing poles, still as statues at the bottom of a garden. That's what gnomes look like when they get old and grumpy. But when they're young—

“When they're young, gnomes are lots of fun,” said Clara Bell as she knotted a warm purple scarf around her neck. It was a very cold February day, and all the Sheepskerry fairies were bundled up tight, especially Tinker Bell's little sisters.

two

I
'm fairly certain you've met Tinker Bell's little sisters, but if you have not, let's please make their acquaintance now. Here are:

Clara Bell

Rosy Bell

Golden Bell

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