Evie is a determined, ingenious and bright little Strawberry Fairy who lives in an old teapot. Join Evie and her friends, the flower fairies and creatures of Wildberry Woods, on their magical adventures in this first book in the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series.
When Evie’s strawberry patch is flooded she needs to find somewhere for her strawberry plants to live — the flower fairies’ garden is too crowded, the pond is too swampy and the woods are too dark. With the help of her friends, Evie moves her plants to their new home on the little hill, but they still won’t grow. What has Evie forgotten?
Through Evie’s adventures young readers will learn about the natural world — how plants grow and how all living things are connected. This is a story about determination, working together, caring for each other and putting mistakes right. Stefanie Dahle’s illustrations are charming, detailed and full of character and fun.
‘With its delightful combination of an enchanted wonderland tale with practical eco-knowledge, Evie and the Strawberry Patch Rescue features a first-rate fairy gardener who checks soil conditions, composts, and chases off aphids to ensure the best conditions for her plants. Children and adults are sure to enjoy the practical magic in this first series title.’
— Foreword Reviews
‘I love how the story helps us understand how all of nature is interconnected. The detailed, colourful illustrations combine the natural world with fairies, reminiscent of childhood favourites.’
— Juno Magazine
‘I liked this book because it’s hilarious that Evie has to leave her strawberry patch. If I were her, I would have just dumped out the teapot, but then again, she is a fairy. She is a very cute fairy, and the illustrations are very cute, and I am so excited about the next book in the series. I believe this is a very good book for all ages, and everyone will be able to enjoy it for the rest of their lives, hopefully. It reminds me of Rainbow Magic, which is good for older kids, except this is better because there are no mean words or mean characters.’
— Alexandria, Age 7, for Kids Book Buzz
‘A love of nature is evident from the start of this delightful tale told through engaging text and detailed illustrations as Evie splashes around in the rain…
Throughout the story topical and important issues are raised in an accessible way for young readers… A delightful book illustrating how all living things are connected.’
— Earth Friendly Parenting
‘This is a charming tale… It combines a magical world with teaching children about how plants grow, how all living things are connected and how working together, caring for each other and fixing mistakes can make a difference. The vibrant hand-drawn illustrations in a mix of pencils, watercolour paint, pastels and gouache are detailed and expressive and are sure to endear Evie to young readers.’
— Outside In World
‘A home-and-away story without the homecoming resolution typical to children’s stories, which enhances rather than undermines its charm. Sweet.’
— Kirkus Reviews
‘What I really liked about this book is how so many woodland creatures come out to help Evie make her new home and transport her strawberries. The illustrations are very detailed and take a little time to see everything happening on the page — a beetle scooping water out of a flooded home, a butterfly flapping its wings to help dry a rug, and a small bug carrying a stack of tea cups. I could see slowly reading this book with a young child so they can notice all the illustrations that enrich the text.’
— Youth Services Book Review
Stefanie Dahle is a bestselling children’s author and illustrator. She is well-known in her native Germany, where her books, which include the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series, have sold over half a million copies. She lives in Lüneburg Heath in northern Germany.