Monday, 2 September 2013

The Animal Fairy

The Animal Fairy
by Isabella Fyfe (age 8)

Once there was a fairy named Annabelle. Annabelle was an Animal Fairy. She loved animals. She would do anything to keep them safe. Her job was to look after the animals in the forest and anywhere else she found them and to make sure that they were safe, had a place to live and had food to eat. She also helped tend to sick animals and tried to heal them with special herbs and plants that she would find in the forest.

She did such a good job of taking care of the animals in the forest that, before long, there were too many animals in the forest for her to take care of on her own. She didn’t know what she was going to do.

One day, a little girl named Rose, who lived in a house near the forest, wandered into the forest to play. Rose came across a baby fox with its paws caught between two large rocks. Rose carefully lifted one of the heavy rocks off of the fix, freeing it so it could run back to its den.

Annabelle was watching as Rose saved the fox kit and it gave her an idea. She flew up to Rose and hovered in the air in front of her.

Rose’s eyes grew big. “Oh cool! A fairy!”

Annabelle explained, “My name is Annabelle and I’m an Animal Fairy. I take care of the animals here. Unfortunately, there are too many animals for me to take care of by myself. Do you think you could help me?”

“Sure!” Rose answered. “What do you need me to do?”

“Well, when you see an animal in trouble, you can help it like you just helped that little fix kit. And do you think you could come into the forest sometimes and pick up the rubbish that people leave behind? Sometimes the animals get stuck in packaging or they eat food that people leave behind and it makes them sick.”

Rose promised to help and she kept her word, helping Annabelle whenever she had some free time. Because of her help, Annabelle was able to continue taking care of all of the animals in the forest.

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Rainbow Fairies

The Rainbow Fairies
by Isabella Fyfe (age 8)

There was a little girl named Izzy. She was ten years old and had black hair and sparkling green eyes. She believed in fairies. Everyone told her they weren’t real. Her best friend Sally thought she was silly to believe in them. Her brother Zack thought she was stupid to believe in them, and her parents just shook their heads when she talked about fairies. But Izzy knew they were real.

The problem with believing in fairies is that fairies try very hard not to let anyone see them. They wanted people to think they didn’t exist.

Because Izzy believed with all her heart that fairies were real, one day, she was able to see them. She was walking home from school. It had rained earlier but the sun was out as she walked, and there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. When Izzy looked closer at the rainbow, she saw the fairies.

There were hundreds of them! They all had different coloured paint brushes. They were flitting about in the air, painting the colours in the rainbow. Izzy smiled to herself. No one would ever believe how rainbows really got their colours if she told them about this.

The fairies were scared that she could see them, fearing that the secret about them being real would be revealed to others, but  Izzy assured them that she wouldn’t tell anyone she had actually seen them. No one ever believed her when she told them fairies were real anyway.

Izzy had always known the truth about fairies. And now she had seen them with her own eyes too! She continued her walk home with a big smile on her face.