- Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess published by Golden Books
- Written by: Mary Tillworth
- Illustrated by: Ulkutay Design Group
- We recommend this book for kids ages 2 and up
What It Is
Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess is a Little Golden Book re-telling of the direct-to-DVD/Blu-ray movie of the same name. The 24-page book is adapted by Mary Tillworth and illustrated by the Ulkutay Design Group. In the story, Mariposa is asked by Queen Marabella and Prince Carlos to become a royal ambassador and travel to Shimmervale, where the Crystal Fairies live, to prove that Butterfly Fairies and Crystal Fairies can be friends. It is easy for Mariposa to become friends with the Crystal Fairy princess Catania, but Catania's father, King Regellius, is not easily swayed. Mariposa must prove to the king that the Butterfly Fairies are worthy of his trust, and she gets the opportunity to do so when the evil fairy Gwyllion attempts to destroy the Crystal Fairies' Crystallites.
Is It Fun?
Children who are fans of the movie Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess will enjoy hearing the story again through this colorful book. The book has a nice message of friendship and working together, and kids will love the sparkly illustrations of Mariposa and Catania.
Who It’s For
Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess is for ages 2–5.
What To Be Aware Of
Older Barbie fans ages 3–7 can read the same story with the 48-page Big Golden Book version of Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess. It is sold separately.