Merkle is an original character from The Land of Stories series. She first appears in ch 6 of Beyond the Kingdoms. She is a fairy from the Fairy Kingdom.

Appearance and Personality

"Merkle was thin as a pencil and glanced around nervously as she vigourously rubbed her hands together."[1]

Merkle is a friend of Trix, and listens in on the meetings of the Fairy Council with her and Noodle. She helps her steal the Fairy Godmother's notebook, but feels very distressed about that. She is very anxious they will get in trouble.[2]

When the Masked Man and his army of literary villains arrive in the Land of Stories, they attack the Council and turn them to stone. [3]Merkle and Noodle are hit by this curse as well. It is yet unclear if this magic can be reversed.


"We're bad fairies! VERY bad fairies!"[4]


  1. TLOS IV, ch 6 p 97
  2. TLOS IV ch 6 p 97
  3. TLOS IV, ch 30 p 417
  4. TLOS IV ch 6 p 98