The Fairy Rebel is a children's novel by Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard. It's a classic fairy story, filled with magic and wonder... except that the person who meets the fairy is a married adult.Jan and Charlie are a Happily Married couple, except that they can't have children. When Jan is relaxing in her garden one day, a fairy, Tiki, lands on her. Tiki's different from other fairies—she wears jeans instead of a frilly dress, expresses wonderment about tears and sadness, and vows to help Jan and Charlie have a baby—all things, especially the latter, that are against the rules of the Fairy Queen.Tiki and her friend Wijic succeed in producing the child, who is given a 'fairy name', Bindi. Bindi, too, is different—she has a tuft of blue hair amidst the brown, and she receives magical presents every birthday. For seven years, the family lives peacefully.But the Fairy Queen won't let this defiance go unpunished...
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