Evie and the Strawberry Balloon Ride

Stefanie Dahle

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  • A charming and funny story about creativity, putting others first and lending a hand
  • Young readers will learn about the natural world – how plants grow and living things are connected – through Evie's adventures
  • Stefanie Dahle has sold over half a million books in her native Germany
  • Features delightful and detailed watercolour illustrations of plants and animals

Evie the Strawberry Fairy wants to win a prize for her amazing hot-air balloon. But when the creatures of Wildberry Acres need her, she is forced to choose between winning and helping others. Second in the series by bestselling illustrator Stefanie Dahle.

280 x 215 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 7 years
32 pages
Publication date:
18 Jul 2019
Evie the Strawberry Fairy


Evie is a determined, ingenious and bright little Strawberry Fairy who lives in an old teapot. Join Evie and her friends, the flower fairies and creatures of Wildberry Acres, on their magical adventures in this second book in the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series.

Evie is determined to win first prize at the Strawberry Fair with her amazing hot-air balloon! But on the way to the competition the creatures of Wildberry Acres need her help. What is most important to Evie: winning or helping others?

Through Evie's adventures young readers will learn about the natural world -- how plants grow and how all living things are connected. This is a story about creativity, putting others first and lending a hand. Stefanie Dahle's illustrations are charming, detailed and full of character and fun.


'A great story about the importance of helping others... I would describe the illustrations in this book as sweet and precious. Stefanie Dahle does a wonderful job of showing a magical world of woodland fairies and animals... This book is a great tool to help young children understand the importance of helping others.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'This book is beautiful inside and out. That's the first thing a reader will notice. The artwork is incredible. It mixes an adorable style with one that's more artistic and what you get are images you'll want to stare at, picking up each part...
I appreciate this book so much because Evie has a kind heart. There isn't a bratty bone in her body and it's refreshing to read a story like that with my niece...
Perfect for a six-year-old, keeping her attention throughout.
This was just a lovely book that is sure to become a favorite with kids.'
-- Michelle Lynn, YA Book Central

'I loved this imaginative book! The sweet story and the lovely characters made the whole book adorable! Evie's character is so cute and funny. I fell in love with her right away, and was truly interested in all the ups and downs of her journey to the strawberry fair. She is so good-natured and generous.
The artwork is enchanting with soft lines and beautiful colors. I loved all the little details in the background of each scene that add so much depth to the story. Fairy houses, little gardens, flowers, and tiny bugs and magic creatures all dot the landscape in various places, and add to the charm of this magical fairy world. I also love the subtle message that when you are generous with others, you will be rewarded for your kindness
This book is absolutely captivating!'
-- Books for MKs

'The most delightful story that is sure to give you the sweetest dreams… The ideal book for kind, gentle fairy lovers who treasure being out in nature and the magic of the natural world.'
-- Busy Busy Learning

'Another charming tale by Dahle... It combines a magical world with teaching children that working together and caring for one another is sometimes more important than personal ambition. The vibrant hand-drawn detailed expressive illustrations are in a mix of pencils, watercolour paint, pastels and gouache making this a very appealing second story about Evie.'
-- Outside In World

Praise for Evie the Strawberry Fairy:

'I love how the story helps us understand how all of nature is interconnected. The detailed, colourful illustrations combine the natural world with fairies, reminiscent of childhood favourites.'
-- Juno Magazine

'A home-and-away story without the homecoming resolution typical to children’s stories, which enhances rather than undermines its charm. Sweet.'
-- Kirkus Reviews

'I could see slowly reading this book with a young child so they can notice all the illustrations that enrich the text.'
-- Youth Services Book Review


Stefanie Dahle is a bestselling children's author and illustrator. She is well-known in her native Germany, where her books, which include the Evie the Strawberry Fairy series, have sold over half a million copies. She lives in Luneburg Heath in northern Germany.

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