Bad Fairy Strikes Again

Title: Bad Fairy Strikes Again
Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book Two)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy Middle Grade (Ages 8-12)

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BLURB: Thistle Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can’t escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn’t true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced School. What fairy would do such a thing?

As if that’s not bad enough, Thistle’s dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville has seen him. He’s vanished like pixie dust. Her mom is distraught, and Thistle is worried. Where could he be?

Thistle and the Flutters, along with Dusty and Moss, are on both cases. Can they find out what happened to her dad and solve the Bad Fairy rumor? Thistle hopes so!




We are nearing the edge our village limits when we see the abandoned house hidden in tall weeds. The night grows darker as we huddle in a fern thicket. “It sure is spooky out here,” Lacey whispers and shifts closer to Moss.

“Let’s move in closer,” Dusty says. “Moss and Lacey, you go to the other side of the house. Find a crack in the wall to see inside. Thistle and Rose follow me.” He looks back at Moss. “If you see anything strange, flick your flashlight on and off three times.”

“Then what?” Rose asks, munching on another berry.

“We’ll meet…um…” Dusty looks around and then points. “Over by that fern thicket. Is everyone clear?”

We nod and fly as low to the ground as we can. Once we reach our positions, we hunker down and wait. Time goes by as slow as a worm while we wait. It gets darker. After a while, boredom creeps in.

“What’s that?” Rose points behind us.

Dusty and I turn to see a shadow coming out of the woods, heading straight for us. Boogles! No, wait. There are two shadows!


“It’s a quick read and a fun romp through the whimsical world of the fairies. Young readers will enjoy the fun fairy words and following Thistle on her second adventure. They’ll also learn some important lessons about friendship and acceptance. Appropriate for young middle-grade readers who enjoy fantasy and stories about fairies.” – Sherry Ellis, VINE VOICE

“This magical world has again proven to be whimsical and light-hearted, and yet, still very capable of tackling some much-needed subjects concerning perception, judgment, and the treatment of others.” – Toi Thomas, reviewer at Lit Carnival

“Smiles and delight abound as I embark on a mystery adventure with Thistle and her fluttery friends. I immediately fell in love with them all.” – Sherry Fundin, reviewer at Fundinmental


Meet Thistle’s Parents

Meet Viner and Needles

Thistle (AKA Bad Fairy) Chats with Dusty

Elaine Kaye Interviews Dusty the Fairy

Thistle the Fairy Interviews Elaine Kaye

Elaine Kaye Interviews Thistle Greenbud aka Bad Fairy

Thistle’s Chocolate Chip Sunflower Seed Cookies