Maybe you have and didn’t realise it. Maybe you thought you saw a dragonfly zip past you on a hot day, but actually …
Talia, Marri, Lily and Dawn are teeny-tiny, just like dragonflies. But unlike a dragonfly, these sprites have attitude! In their hollowed-out log next to the farm dam, they blow off steam by screaming, jumping and fluttering around in circles in their very own pint-sized heavy metal band.
But not everyone at the farm are fans of the sprites’ heavy metal music. The old rainbow trout who live at the bottom of the dam complain about the vibrations. Their silvery-pink heads throb! They demand that Winston, the oldest trout, swims up to the log and gives Talia a talking-to … because enough is enough! But when Winston arrives, Talia has more important things to worry about. Lily, one of her siblings, is missing.
After discovering a magpie feather, this tiny crew of headbangers fear the worst and devises a plan to get Lily back. They fly across the dam and into the apple orchard to confront the nasty magpie. But on the way, Talia’s plans are derailed when an argument with Winston goes from bad to worse and he is sucked over the edge of the dam and into the middle of their scary adventure. With no other option but to work together, they journey into the orchard to save Lily, battling rushing waters, snapping claws, falling apples and booby traps along the way, risking themselves to save each other.
Book #1. Paperback. 136 pages. For ages 6-10 years old.
When the sprites and Winston return to the farm, they discover Betty and the other trout trapped behind a dark green wall of netting. Then, after being removed from the water, the trout are driven away! Talia follows the trout while Winston stays behind and gathers the others for another friend-saving adventure.
After Zack (the farmer’s son) traps Marri, the sprites and Winston plot a heart-racing search and rescue mission to save Marri before it’s too late. But in the end, it’s Marri’s connection with Zack that changes the farm forever, as the sprites learn some of life’s big lessons.