Sisters, Marie, Nina, and Mo are three sisters who are bonded forever. Nina the middle sister is an adventurous, imaginative, and creative girl who often lives in her imaginary world to escape the realities of life. Nina knows she is not as smart as her older sister or as important as her younger sister. She pretends that her seagull friend is really Peter Pan in a bird’s body and that some night he will come to her house and take her to Neverland. It happens one day when her sister, Mo decides to run away after Nina tells her that Peter Pan and Tinkerbell do not exist. Nina finds a magic book about fairies in an alley on her way to school. The principal takes it away and tells Nina that she is different than other children. Coming home to an empty house, Nina cries herself to sleep only to be awakened by the screeching of her seagull friend who transforms into the magic boy she had met at Cabrillo Beach.
Fairy Tales Can Come True: The Beginning is Linda S. Gunn’s poignant novel about growing up, sibling love, and discovery.