Join Evie and her friends, the flower fairies and creatures of Wildberry Woods, on their magical adventures. In the first book in the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series, Evie's creator Stefanie Dahle is well known in her native Germany, where her books have sold more than 500,000 copies.
Evie's adventures help young readers 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 one another, and correcting mistakes.
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, colorful illustrations combine the natural world with fairies, reminiscent of childhood favorites.” —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
“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, watercolor 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 children's author and illustrator. She is well known in her native Germany, where her books have sold more than a half-million copies. She lives in Lüneburg Heath in northern Germany.