Problem-solving isn't always a tidy process, and no one understands this better than Bloom, the mud fairy. Despite her practical magic (she can turn weeds into flowers and sand into glass), Bloom is banished by the prim rulers of the glass kingdom because she leaves too many muddy footprints. Yet when the glass castle begins to crack, a servant girl named Genevieve is dispatched to retrieve Bloom -- though the results of her mission may not be what the rulers expected! This lively, unusual fairy tale is sure to inspire kids to get their own hands dirty. For another book about not getting stressed about mess, check out Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story.

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