From one author to another

03/01/2013 12:00 AM

02/28/2013 5:39 PM

Providence Day kindergartner Emily Clark’s imagination and creativity have resulted in the kind of surprise she’ll remember for a long time.

According to Emily’s mom, Lori Clark, Emily loves the children’s books of author Tim Bugbird so much -- including “Lola the Lollipop Fairy,” “Camilla the Cupcake Fairy” and “Daisy the Donut Fairy” -- that she was inspired to write her own book. Following the author’s pattern of girls and sweet treats that started with the same first letter, she came up with “Isabella the Ice Cream Fairy.”

Her mother was so impressed with Emily’s work that she emailed the author and his publishing team. They loved it, too, and asked for a copy of Emily’s book to hang on the wall of their office.

Recently, Emily, 6, got a package in the mail from England. The author wrote a letter to her, saying that he turned her papers into a real book that was enclosed. He added that he was already planning a book called “Izzy the Ice Cream Fairy,” which will go on sale next month.

The author sent an autographed sneak peek of his book with the inscription, “To Emily -- future best-selling author! Very Best Wishes, Tim Bugbird.”

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