Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 6 - 10U6.433261
A robust and wildly entertaining fairy tale, freely abridged from Eden Phillpotts's 1910 fantasy and wryly retold by Katherine and John Paterson.

An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against his better judgment, the tribe's magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart? This humorous, hearty, utterly delightful fairy tale is the sort for an entire family to savor together or an adventurous youngster to devour.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on September 27, 2011 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763647128
ISBN-13: 9780763647124
2 Book Reviews
  • beppironi
    beppironiMonday, May 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm55 stars
    The main events in the story are, Charles dad took a flint heart he found on the ground, Charles met a fairy named DE Quincy, Charles met the fairy king and queen, Unity Charles little sister got a kiss from one of the special royal people. Yes, I love this book, the reason I love this book so much is because of all of the description in this story. I also love the book because its so interesting that you can't stop reading this amazing book!
    • cottoncandyfluf
      cottoncandyflufFriday, November 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm44 stars
      truly magical.