One spring day, the little Water Sprite is born in a house of reeds at the bottom of a mill pond. Duckweed soup, pickled water fleas, and other dainties are served to celebrate. The little Water Sprite grows up quickly, and soon he is bored of gazing out the window at the newts and fish swimming by. There is a whole new world to see outside his living room, and the little Water Sprite is determined to explore it! In the pond he makes friends with Cyprian the carp and encounters the fearsome nine-eyed lamprey, but his most thrilling adventures await him on dry land.
One spring day, the little Water-sprite is born in a house of reeds at the bottom of a mill pond. Mother and Father Water-sprite are very proud of their son, and they invite their whole family to a party to celebrate and feast on duckweed soup, pickled water-fleas, and other dainties. The baby quickly grows out of his rush basket, and soon the little Water-sprite is bored of gazing out the window at the newts and fish swimming by. There is a whole, new world outside his living room to see! First his father takes him swimming and to play hide-and-seek, and then the little Water-sprite sets out on his own to explore the magical green environs of the mill pond. Along the way he meets many friends, like Cyprian the carp and the nine-eyed lamprey. But his most thrilling adventures await him outside the pond, on land. He just needs to remember not to let his feet get too dry as he plays with the mist fairies, slides down the mill race, and climbs to the moon.
Number of Pages: 129
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales + Folklore / General, Nature + the Natural World / General, Action + Adventure / General
Series Title: New York Review Books Children's Collection
Publisher: Random House Distribution childrens
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Otfried Preussler
Street Date: September 8, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6803