The Space Between (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Never Girls)
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Settling in happily at Pixie Hollow, Lost Girls Kate, Mia, Lainey and Gabby learn that they are to return to their homes, prompting Lainey, who wants to learn the language of animals, to discover a way for them to return to Never Land. Simultaneous.
her. “What do you mean?” asked Queen Clarion. “Like a shortcut between Never Land and the mainland,” said Tink. “Usually, they’re far apart. They exist in separate realms. But if there was a hole …” Tink took the cup of tea from Queen Clarion’s hand and poured it into the bucket. Tea dribbled out the bottom. “Things could fall through.” “If there was a hole, wouldn’t we know about it?” asked Queen Clarion. “It could be a pinprick hole,” Tink said. “They’re the sneakiest kind. You don’t
Mia hurried downstairs to the kitchen. She poured herself a bowl of cereal and slid into a chair next to her little sister. Gabby was wearing a pink tutu and a pair of costume fairy wings—her everyday outfit. She was drawing a picture of a fairy with crayons. The girls’ mother was standing at the kitchen counter, drinking a cup of coffee. “That’s a nice drawing, Gabby,” she said. “What’s the fairy’s name?” “That’s Tinker Bell,” Gabby said. “She lives in Pixie Hollow.” Mrs. Vasquez smiled.
talent had come to see the girls off. Clarion, queen of the Never fairies, stood at the head of the fairy circle. Her wings were folded solemnly behind her in honor of the sad moment. She nodded to the girls to step inside the circle. “The fairies have a parting gift for you,” the queen said. At her cue, Terence, a dust-talent sparrow man, flew forward. He held out a velvet sack no bigger than a peach pit. “It’s a bit of fairy dust,” the queen explained. “Just one pinch for each of you.
wore up her nose. She didn’t care about winning or losing. For her, the joy was in riding the deer, feeling it turn when she wanted to turn, knowing when it would leap. In her real life, the one where she went to school and lived with her parents, Lainey had never even had a pet, not so much as a goldfish. But here in Never Land, she’d played hide-and-seek with wild hares. She’d listened to the songs of loons. She’d cradled baby hedgehogs in her hand. Things she’d never dreamed possible seemed to
flower bed. Petals flew from the roses. “Kate!” Mia wailed. “Watch out for Mami’s flowers!” Kate ignored her and dove into the middle of the petunias. She managed to grab the flamingo by the leg. “I got him— Ow!” Kate cried as the flamingo beat her about the head with his wings, trying to escape. “Quick! Someone find something to hold him!” “I know how to catch him!” Gabby hurried to the back door and grabbed a butterfly net that was leaning up against the house. She ran toward Kate and