Fairy Hunters Ink by Sheila A Dane

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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?

fairy-hunters-ink-pauls-cover-front-only_0001-231x300When 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 fairy9found 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 fairy 2our 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…

fairy 4I highly recommend this beautiful book.

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Fairy Hunter 2

Part 3:  A Secret Group

I received this book from Bostick Communications

This book is rated G

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on August 8, 2009, in Book Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. So I saw the Sheila A Dane and was instantly confused. I thought to myself, ‘Self, that’s not Sheila’s last name.’ So then I thought maybe it was just a name you were using on your blog that I didn’t notice before. So I scrolled down to an older post – but no Sheila A Dane. Only then did I realize that it was the author’s name. Crazy fun times. 🙂

  2. What child doesn’t love fairies! I love it when children’s books include fantasy, great illustrations and comparisons to reality. Thanks:)

  3. Hi Sheila! I love fantasy books and, somehow, I’m also fascinated by the world of fairies. They’re so deeply embedded in folklore that every culture has its own ideas about fairies. I think I’m going to love this book.

  4. The art is so beautiful! And I love most faerie-related things, so I’ll keep an eye out for this.

  5. I loved this book as well! It was very good and I loved learning about why all of my socks disappear and my clothes come off the hangers!! 🙂

    • Me too Julie…. Im glad I didnt have this book around when my kids were growing up as they would have sooooo used this as an excuse for messy rooms and closets…LOL

  6. Well, since the fairies use what they take, I guess I can’t fault them. Beautiful artwork indeed!

  7. I really enjoyed this one. I had fun with the characters as they hunted for fairies! And, of course, the artwork is very cool. I like how this book encourages readers to use their imagination.

  8. Have to admit that I have a soft spot for Fairies. Love them! Will definitely take a look at this book, as it looks charming. Thanks for sharing!

  9. started this book and was having a hard time. Looks like I need to start over again since you and Julie both enjoyed it!

  10. This is one of the most beautifully illustrated books I’ve seen! Great story, too!

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