Friday, July 17, 2015

Faerie Summer: Reading & Activities for a Whimsical Summer


Spring & Summer call us to nature. we feel restless in our work cubicles. We want bare feet, wet grass and picnics! For hundreds of years Fairies have been associated with Spring and Summer. In the past ten to 15 years Fairies have invaded the literary world across genres. These new fairies run the gamut of personalities. From the classic Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker, to Science fiction interpretations like Cinder to Horror and even Erotica. Here are some books I recommend to get you started on the Fairy paths. A word of caution however. Stick to the road, be careful with your word and know that those who dive into the depths of Fairie stay obsessed for life!


Classic Tales

These Dover Books edited by Andrew Lang span ten volumes and gather fairy tales old and new. These aren’t your Disney Fairy Tales. These tales contain suffering and loss as well as revenge and terror. In these books we also see the origins of classic tales like Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty,

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This book catalogs the name and powers of various fairies from around the world.
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Paint, Draw, Bake and  Play with the Flower Fairies in these all age craft books. The activity book even teaches you to make aromatherapy sachets and Lavender cookies.

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The Darker side of the Fae’s interactions with the human world are explored in these wonderful reads.
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And Lastly, Give the adventures of Disney’s favorite Fairy a try:

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