Marian Cockrell 1945
Lucy wanders into an enchanted forest alone one day. She meets a mysterious man who shows her to a castle tower room where the magical air is filled with shadows. He then tells her the story of a family of fairies. There's Mika, a fairy prince who falls in love with the beautiful mortal, Gloria. Their wedding sets the stage for a 1000 year enchantment that has a beautiful ending. We read about a fairy godmother named Flumpdoria and a kindly dragon. One story has evil goblins who try to trick the young prince Robin and another tells of his sister Meira who must decide which world she wants to belong to, the magical world of fairies or mortals.
This is definitely a book worth tracking down, especially if you (like us) like to fill your sleepy bedtime moments with fairy tales and fantasy.