Still looking for a good "girly" book, I picked up Laura Amy Schlitz's, The Night Fairy on recommendation from a colleague. I was pleasantly surprised by this little book that offered more than I expected.
A wingless, yet dauntless fairy with tangled curls and a resolute attitude, Flory is a heroine you will love. An intrepid adventurer no taller than a pair of acorns, nothing can stop Flory once she sets her mind - not daylight, not squirrels, not even bats.
Flory nodded briskly. "I can do that," she said, though she knew how prickly barberry bushes were, and she feared the climb. ... She yanked her arm away from the spiderweb. The sticky thread left a red welt on her arm. Flory was not going to fuss over a minor wound like that. She set her teeth, turned her back on the hummingbird, and set forth on her quest.
An action-packed magical journey with nature inspired illustrations of the plucky Flory, diminutive heroine of The Night Fairy.
Schlitz was the 2008 Newbery Award winner for Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village.
You can read an excerpt from The Night Fairy here.
Dog Ear offers another Night Fairy review.