The Disney Fairies franchise was created around Tinker Bell, the beloved character of Disney’s 1953 animated classic Peter Pan. The franchise has introduced many new characters and depicts the life of the fairies in Never Land. Disney Fairies merchandising activities includes children’s books, a web site, and a film series featuring “Tink” and a number of her friends.
Tink’s character is beautiful, brave and a little sassy. She makes up for her lack of experience in many areas with her gift for problem solving. Easily annoyed, Tink remains loyal to those close to her. Her dream is to leave Pixie Hollow in search of lost things.
The Disney organization announced plans for an illustrated novel for young girls at the 2005 Bologna International Children’s Book Fair. The first effort was Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, written by Gail Carson Levine. Published in the fall of 2005, the novel became a New York Times bestseller, and has been released in 45 countries and 32 languages.
The story is set in Pixie Hollow, located in the heart of Never Land. A powerful hurricane has blown Mother Dove’s magical egg out of the nest, destroying it. This egg holds all of Never Land’s secrets and without it, Tinker Bell and the other fairies begin to age. Their only hope lies with enlisting the bravest fairies to take the pieces to Kyto the dragon, whose fiery breath may be able to repair the damage to the egg and save the inhabitants of Never Land.