""An educational fairy tale at once realistic and imaginative, When Fairies Shape a Heart introduces a father's desire for his young son to achieve financial success and personal security. Additionally, Dewey's father would like him to be able to contribute financially to society--a troublesome and difficult task at any age. To reveal anything more would perhaps slant, or limit, the reader's intellectual journey into problems that necessarily arise when reality meets imagination, but life and education must continue on, anyway."" Through sight, smell, and physical sensations Dewey unexpectedly makes contact with Dolmint, a fairy kingdom dedicated to guiding people in financial education, providing they contribute a portion of the money toward helping others. He meets Minty, Dolmint's sage and gentle ruler, along with Centurion, the fairy's warm and competently qualified daughter. The fairy kingdom observes Dewey, providing him with enchantment, direction and experiences in what are surprising and always unforeseen channels of activity.