For young readers (and all the adults who send me fan mail for this series and The Unicorn's Secret)... I love you!
Book Two, Wishes and Wings .
You can read excerpts from all four books here : http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=books%20kathleen%20duey
This lovely, sincere faerie story tempers sadness with joy. Readers will eagerly return for the next volume.
((I chose the name Alida because I have always loved the sound of it. A year after I wrote the books, I looked up the meaning. "small winged one". Really.))