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October 06, 2002|LESLEE KOMAIKO

Once, children had piano lessons and ballet class. Now there's Fairy School. The eight-week sessions led by "Fairy Glimmer'' (a.k.a. Sheryl Cancellieri) at Creative Space in the Larchmont area teach 4- to-7-year-olds the finer points of pixiedom, including wand and wing making. Lesson one: "We don't want to be annoying fairies. We want to be victorious fairies." We stopped in for a little impish fun.

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Lucia Ribisi

5, Hollywood

What is your fairy name?

Thumbelina, because it was the prettiest name and it's a fairy name.

Where does Thumbelina live?

I live in a heart. Not a real heart, a house heart. My wings carry me up to the ceiling when I sleep.

What's your special power and magic word?

Abracadabra. To turn people into flowers and princesses. Abracadabra.

Where do you find fairies?

Maybe in the woods or something.

What do fairies eat?

Lizard tails, and they eat cats' eyes, and they also eat leaves.

Is there a difference between boy fairies and girl fairies?

Boys have leaves in their hair and girls have flowers.

How do you know if someone is a fairy?

They're small.

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Keely Morrison

4 3/4, Los Feliz

What is your fairy name?

Fairy Diamonds.

Where does Fairy Diamonds live?

A hut.

What's your special power and magic word?

Abracadabra. I turn people into diamonds, and dust and sparkles come down. If people don't want to be diamonds, I turn them back into people.

What's the toughest thing about being a fairy?

Making clothes.

Where do you find fairies?

In England. Sometimes I've seen fairies in England.

Where do fairies go when they're not in school?

On a trip [to] see real fairies, maybe to England.

What do fairies eat?

Breakfast, and they have some magical dust.

How do you know someone is a fairy?

I look on the ground and I see the [shadow of] wings.

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Scarlett Wildasin

4 3/4, Hollywood

What is your fairy name?

Fairy Mia.

What's your special power and magic word?

Turning people into flowers. I use my wand and say, "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo." It's from "Cinderella."

What's the toughest thing about being a fairy?

It was hard to paint the front of my book.

Where do you find fairies?

In flowers and tulips.

Where do fairies go when they're not in school?

Disneyland.

How do you know someone is a fairy?

We have wings and things, the headpiece and the skirt.

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Zachary Carlson

5 1/2, Hollywood

What is your fairy name?

Fairy Dragonfly. I just picked it for a cool fairy name.

Where does Fairy Dragonfly live?

In a disco ball.

What's your special power and magic word?

Abracadabra. I turn buildings into water full of sharks. I can also turn people into tarantulas.

What's the toughest thing about being a fairy?

Flying.

Where do you find fairies?

In fairy land, out in the North Pole.

What do fairies eat?

Pea soup. I'm the fairy that likes pea soup.

What's the difference between boy fairies and girl fairies?

Boy fairies wear pants and girl fairies wear skirts.

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