Fairy Hunters Ink by Sheila A Dane
When I sign up to review a childrens read I am often surprised by what I get out of the book… in Fairy Hunters Ink I am reminded of the magic that is always around us – no matter what our age! ~ Sheila
Have you ever wondered why your child’s clothes, or
even your own, always end up on the closet floor? Or why your socks go missing from
your laundry? Or why ants inevitably show up at your picnics?
When I was Young, not very Young, but just Young Enough
and not too Old, I was given a Book, which had
photographs of places in the woods where fairies lived. I
spent many hours in the forest looking for fairies, dragging my Book with
me so that I could be sure I had the right plants. (My Book got very
ragged, but it was for a good cause, as you shall see). I found Jack in the
Pulpits, ferns, and running cedar, soft mosses and tall grasses and many
kinds of flowers. My favorite flower was the Ladyslipper, which really
looked like the softest, most dainty lady’s slippers.
After much practice, I became good at Seeing fairies.
Seeing fairies took a lot of practice because you had to do it in a
special way. The trick was to open your eyes very wide, while paying
close attention to what might move at the corners of your eyes. Fairies
were quicker than quick at disappearing when you looked straight at them,
but if you sneaked a peek to the side while pretending you weren’t,
sometimes you could see them.
And so opens the story of Fairy Hunters Ink…. a story that talks of all the different fairies that are in our lives. A few favorites I would mention would of course be the sock fairy, the one that takes the sock out of laundry – never to be seen again! However do not be upset, as the Sock Fairy actually uses the sock as a home.
Sheila Dane writes a beautiful book that will appeal to children of all ages. I was delighted with the beautiful art work on the pages and can just imagine reading this one day to children who will open their eyes wide to the possibilities…
I received this book from Bostick Communications
This book is rated G