Tom is leading a normal life until the day he discovers that he is a demisprite - his father is a fairy and his mother is mortal. Tom's father has disappeared and his mother is being hidden in a jar of sun-dried tomatoes because the ruling fairy family has it in for them. Tom is left under the care of his three fairy godmothers, each more unusual than the last. Tom has to take the lead to clear his father's name of murder, usurp the throne, and figure out how to fly! A good, goofy adventure with a lot going on. It reminds me of The Last Dragonslayer or Cold Cereal. Seems to be a rising genre of absurd, crammed full of stuff, fantasy.