Fairy Science

“Fairy Science”

Fairies are supposed to believe in magic. 

Esther believes in science. When a tree in Pixieville stops growing, no one knows why. 

So Esther uses science to discover a solution. She begins by asking, “Why is the tree wilting?” Next she does research, forms a hypothesis, and experiments. She studies her results and makes a conclusion.

While Ester flies toward the sky to solve the tree’s problem, Ms. Pelly Petal casts magic. Who will save the tree? Read to find out.

In this book, readers ponder whether magic is science or science is magic while learning about the scientific method. Readers can perform the sun-bean experiment included in the back of the book.

This book promotes creative components of originality and individuality.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK:  I like this book because the author connects science and magic for readers to draw their own conclusions. It was clever to use a fairy who believes in science instead of magic as the main character to further emphasize the theme.

TITLE: Fairy Science

AUTHOR: Ashley Spires

ILLUSTRATOR: Ashley Spires

PUBLISHER: Crown Books for Young Readers, 2019


TOPIC(S): magic, scientific method, fairies, being true to one’s self

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: original, individuality


1) Use the steps of the scientific method to conduct an experiment that could provide an answer to something you wonder about.

2) Create a fairy garden in your backyard.


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