Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them by evansentranced

Story Title:  Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them
Author Nameevansentranced
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating:  Teen (for mild language; otherwise All Ages)
Status: Completed
Length:   38,478 words
Story Summary:   After the Dursleys abandon six year old Harry in a park in Kent, Harry comes to the realization that he is an elf. Not a house elf, though. A forest elf. Never mind wizards vs muggles; Harry has his own thing going on. Character study, pre-Hogwarts, NOT a creature!fic, slightly cracky.

Gioia’s Rec:
I’ve never before seen such a story as this one! “Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them” is brilliantly creative, inventive, and utterly unique.  It is also extremely well-written.

There are numerous stories around about Harry running away from the Dursleys as a small child.  I’ve also seen stories in which Harry is taken in by a mythical race.  This story will be appreciated by any who like those types of AU fics, and yet it is completely different.  Harry comes to the mistaken conclusion that his so-called “freakish” behavior is because he is an elf.  He then sets out to live as one.

The whimsical tale reminds me of everything I loved about books such as The Littles or The Boxcar Children – but with more of a mythological emphasis than those books – or the marvelous, magical children’s books by Ruth Chew .  It’s absolutely delightful to watch Harry’s rudimentary survival skills become increasingly accomplished as he uses his cunning wit, magic, insight and charming, childish personality to make his way in the world.  I cannot recommend this story highly enough.  I also cannot wait for the promised sequel!

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About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
This entry was posted in Alternate Universe, Baby/Kid-Fic, Content Rating-HP: Teen (PG-13), Deviates from canon in or just prior to Chapter 1, but consistent with canon backstory, Fantasy/Folklore/Mythology, Fluff, Gen, Harry Potter, Harry rescued from the Dursleys, Harry-centric and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them by evansentranced

  1. Pingback: Fantastic Elves and Where to Find Them + The Handbook of Elf Psychology (Harry Potter, gén, ang) | fic is not the enemy

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