Mab's mum is obsessed with fairies - she even named Mab after the Fairy Queen! When Mab wakes up on her birthday she's given a frilly, pink fairy dress from her mum. Even though Mab doesn't really like girly things, she wears it to school to make her mum happy, but she knows horrible Cathy at school will take the mickey. Mab isn't sure how to feel when her teacher gifts her an old fairy book. But when Mab finds a tiny pressed flower inside, her views on fairies quickly change.