It's June 24, International Fairy Day! The collage you see above consists of fairy house and dress-up pictures from over the years. I have no pretty pictures taken on this Fairy Day. Alas, it is a very rainy, muddy, dreary day in south-central Kansas.
But it's okay! The rain should be over by Friday, giving us time to get the backyard ready for our Fairy Party, Saturday evening.
I do have a book to share with you today, another beauty illustrated by Michael Hague:
|The Book of Fairy Poetry, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.|
The book is divided into four chapters: "Where Fairies Dance," "Fairy Justice," "The Road to Fairyland," and "Fairy Helpers." There are poems by Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson, Rachel Field, Jack Prelutsky, anonymous folk poetry... Accompanying each poem are magical illustrations of fairies, gnomes, elves, and other mythical creatures.
Little Sis is 6 1/2, with a shorter attention span. She preferred to page through the pictures on her own. Big Sis, 8 1/2, loves poetry, though, and we read it together!
Sadly, this lovely book appears to be out of print, but it's only ten years old. Nice used copies should still be easy to come by.
I'm sorry to post this so late. Between my allergies and the weather, I've been a bit sulky. To see inspirational pictures, crafts, and cool stuff, check out my pinboard entitled "A Little Magic," or to see ideas I've begun pinning specifically for fairy day celebrating, click here.
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