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Ten years ago I saw my first fairy houses. People had built them in the woods on a small island off the coast of Maine. I was captivated by partnering with nature to create these unpretentious habitats. It was the combination of ingredients an artist finds irresistible — creativity, nature and a pinch of magic.

While I was building my own fairy house, I became a child again, completely enchanted. Did a fairy whisper something in my ear or was it the breeze that planted the idea in my mind? I carefully nurtured these thoughts, encouraging them to grow until one day they blossomed into the story Fairy Houses.

Time passed, and I could not find a publisher who had the vision to take on my story. Then, one day I was approached by a new company that loved the story so much they wanted to make it into a children?s video. In collaboration with Great White Dog Picture Company we produced the multi award-winning video, Kristen?s Fairy House. Due to tight budgeting, I was asked to play myself in the video as Kristen?s aunt, who is writing and illustrating a children?s book about Fairy Houses. To my surprise I enjoyed it immensly! (Luckily I had few speaking parts!) My favorite scene is when Kristen and I dance together celebrating the spirit of fairies. Due to the success of Kristen?s Fairy House we are now publishing the book that inspired it. (Hooorraaay!)

During both book and video productions, I found myself reminiscing my own childhood and a special place I called Fairyland, where I often went exploring. If I had known about fairy houses then, I would have built a village of them! With the book launch — plus the video — I expect to see fairy houses popping up everywhere!

Tracy Kane majored in illustration at Philadelphia College of Art. She also studied in London, England where she met her husband, Barry. After working as a commercial artist for Public Television, she now spends most of her time illustrating and painting. She and Barry live in New Hampshire with their cat Toulouse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780970810458
Author:
Kane, Tracy
Publisher:
Light-Beams Publishing
Illustrator:
Kane, Tracy
Author:
Kane, Tracy
Location:
Lee, N.H.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition, Third edition
Series:
The Fairy Houses Series
Series Volume:
107-209
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 x 0.4 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by ,
What would happen if you built a house for the fairies to live in? Would they come to visit? Kristen is in for a surprise when she sets out to build a fairy house in the woods. Nature wants to get in on the act with her own special cast of characters! Follow Kristens story of discovery to its enchanting conclusion. A special section on how to get started with your own fairy house is also included.
"Synopsis" by , Follow the story of a young girl building her special fairy house, observing its visitors, and discovering the magic of Nature. The story encourages children to experience fun, creative, quiet times with Nature and gain appreciation for its daily treasures. Fairy Houses gives tips on how to build your own fairy habitats made with natural materials. Transform a backyard, beach, meadow, or woods into a gold mine for fairy houses!
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