There is a great opportunity to meet New York Times‘ best-selling author Gail Carson Levine this week during her book signing tour which makes its way to Epcot this coming Thursday April 30, 2009.


Event Details

Event: Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand Book Signing
Special Guest: New York Times Bestselling Author, Gail Carson Levine
Event Date: Thursday, April 30
Event Times: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event Location: Pixie Hallow Fairy Garden, Test Track Walkway, Epcot®

About the Book

“Beware a mermaid’s wrath!” the mermaid Soop warns the water-talent fairy Rani. Soop has grown tired of waiting for the magic wand that Rani promised her in exchange for her help saving Never Land. And though Rani would love to fulfill her promise and bring Soop a wand, Mother Dove, the wisest creature in Never Land, has forbidden it. Her patience at an end, Soop sends a flood to destroy Fairy Haven. Now the only thing that can save the fairies’ home is the arrival of the wand.

Rani, Tinker Bell, and the fairy queen, Clarion, set off on a perilous quest to find a wand, a journey that takes them across an ocean, to the palace of the Great Wanded fairies. Many obstacles stand between the Never fairies and their desire for peace in Fairy Haven, not the least of which are their own secret dreams. For a wand can easily tempt a fairy into making a foolish wish, with terrible consequences.

In this thrilling sequel to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, Newbery Honor-winning author Gail Carson Levine and illustrator David Christiana have conspired to spin a riveting fairytale about the dangers of dreams come true.

About the Author

Gail Carson Levine is the author of many books for children. Her novel Ella Enchanted, a 1998 Newbery Honor Book, has sold more than 1 million copies, and was made into a movie by Miramax Films. Levine’s other books include Dave At Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and her Princess Tales The Princess Test books: , The Fairy’s Mistake, Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, For Biddle’s Sake and The Fairy’s Return. She is also the author of the picture book Betsy Who Cried Wolf, illustrated by Scott Nash. Her most recent book, Fairest, was a New York Times best seller throughout much of 2006 and 2007.

Disney Publishing Worldwide released Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine in September 2005 as the literary cornerstone of the Disney Fairies franchise – the book is currently published in 51 countries and in 33 languages.

In August 2007, Disney Publishing Worldwide built on the success of the first Fairies novel with the global release of Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand, the sequel which further explores the world of Tinker Bell and her friends and takes readers on a wondrous adventure through Fairy Haven.

When Gail Carson Levine was growing up, her favorite book was Peter Pan by James M. Barrie and she thought that Wendy was an idiot for wanting to leave Neverland. She has read fairy tales all her life but did not start writing them until she was a grown up.


  • Merchandise available while supplies last. We ask that only two (2) items be signed per Guest.
  • We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed.
  • Event merchandise must be purchased on the day of release at the event location.
  • ValidWalt Disney World® Resort receipt may be required.
  • Artist signing is subject to space and time availability and is not guaranteed.
  • Event information subject to change without notice.
  • Separate admission is required to enter Epcot.

Wrapping it up

Gail Carson Levine is a wonderful author who has shared her stories for years and now is the chance to meet her and have a book or two signed. Hope to see you out there.