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When a farmer dies, the decades-old feud between his son, Bones, and Fat, a fairy who lives in a tree on the farm, escalates, with surprising consequences for Bones’ mother and the farm animals.

Welcome to Bald’s farm. Well, perhaps it’s not Bald’s farm anymore. The old man has kicked the bucket, setting off a wave of conflict from the flooded farmhouse kitchen to the muddy pig pen to the tall wheat fields. In this darkly funny, slightly supernatural chain of tales, no creature is safe— not Leonard Grey, a spider with sophisticated tastes; not Esmeralda, a resentful one-legged pig; and not Tulip, a plant with a mean streak. And as for Bones, the old man’s son, and Fat, his winged rival? They’ll learn that danger lurks in the strangest of places.

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  • “In seven interconnected short stories, first-time author Theule transports readers to an isolated farm whose owner, Bald, has just died, sparking conflicts that leave nothing and no one unscathed, whether human, animal, flower, or fairy…The sometimes-comic, sometimes-gruesome events and eerie rural setting call to mind the short-lived cartoon Courage the Cowardly Dog.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Comprised of seven stories by the same author. It is fantasy, and middle school students who like animal fantasy may enjoy it.”


  • “The tales link together across the space of a single day, at the end of which peace reigns on the farm. Tonally these read a bit like folk or fairy tales, but the edges are sharp… Strange and strangely compelling, this is one of those books that needs the right reader—who will eat it up.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Larissa Theule, having recently returned to the United States after living six years in China, resides in Pasadena, California, with her family and dog. Once a barista, a billing assistant, and a high school teacher, she now devotes her time to writing stories and growing a rambling garden, where no fairies have been sighted—at least not yet.