Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Gnomes vs. the Fairies

By Lily Garceau, age 8


As morning broke, all the fairies got ready for the long day in the meadow. When Rosie awoke, she rushed out of her little cottage into the meadow. The meadow was beautiful, and the grass was covered in dewdrops.

Rosie met her friends Sunny and Tula at the seed shed. But when they got to the shed, they

discovered that there were no more seeds. “Oh, no!” they all said in perfect unison.

“Oh, no! My sunflower seeds are gone!” Sunny said.

“No! Not my rose seeds!” Rosie cried.

“Aw, man! The evil garden gnomes are at it again! Stealing our seeds so they can get a perfect garden!” Tula said.

“We’ve got to go find them,” Rosie said.

“Yeah!”  Sunny said, punching the air.

“I agree,” said Tula.

The fairies got dressed and ready to go through the dark forest to get to the gnome world. They needed to get the seeds back because they needed to start spring. But first the fairies had to go to the library to find out more about gnomes.

“Here! I found a book about gnomes. It says that gnomes are very dumb, but they are also allergic to thyme seasoning,” said Tula.

The fairies went out of the library, got beans, and put them in used seed packets, so they could swap them with the gnomes. They also gathered thyme so that they could make the gnomes faint. They mixed the thyme in with the beans so that when they gave the gnomes the packets, they

would faint while the fairies could run away with their spring seeds.

They left the library and started going through the dark forest, so they could get to the gnome world. The fairies grabbed torches for light. The dark forest was eerie…bare trees…owls hooting…birds scattering. There was barely any light. It smelled musty.

Rosie stepped on a stick and jumped a foot! She was shaking all over.

“Don’t worry!” Tula said. “There’s a very low chance that there are any wolves in here. Even the wolves are afraid to live here. That was just a stick!”

Soon it got brighter and brighter. They were entering the gnome world!

The gnome world was so bright. But there were gnome guards! They had to sneak past them! The fairies turned invisible with their fairy dust and sneaked past. They sprinkled themselves with the fairy dust again and turned visible.

They sneaked to the gnomes’ garden shed, and they saw their seeds! But soon the gnomes appeared before the fairies could get out of there, and the fairies were trapped.

They start talking about trading, and the fairies said, “I’ll trade you these lovely magic beans for my worthless seeds.”

“Okay!” the gnomes said in a high-pitched voice.

So they traded the seeds, and immediately the gnomes fainted! “The plan worked!” the fairies whispered.

The fairies turned themselves invisible and rushed back to the meadow. And they immediately got crowned the bravest fairies of the meadow.