Phoenix is a young girl who lives in Hawaii. She is there because her father, who is a navy chief, is stationed there. When her school class goes to Volcano Island to see the world’s largest volcano, Phoenix encounters Eli-Ela, the queen of the Volcano Island Fairies. No one else can see or hear the queen, but the queen warns Phoenix that the volcano is about to erupt, and they must save the people who are gathered around it.
For aiding the fairy queen, Phoenix is made a princess of the fairies. But it is not till later she learns she can fly and why she can never be a fairy princess.
From that first encounter with the queen, Phoenix has other adventures with the fairies. She meets President Lin-Con of the Fairy Council. She finds that she must save the fairy city from destruction and she must rescue the fairy children. In the end, Phoenix becomes the first human in centuries to share with the fairies “The Festival of the Sun and Stars.”
Parents who have read these stories with their young daughters have noticed that all of the primary and strong characters are women.