Conducting a unique photographic tour, this book explores a variety of whimsical fairy houses designed and built by gardeners, artists, nature lovers, and children. It pictures amazingly diverse miniature homes that have been constructed with natural materials, revealing the woods as a veritable treasure trove. Featured creations include transforming milkweed pods into fairy beds, producing tiny dishes from acorn caps, crafting a woodland library of pint-sized books from birch bark, and constructing a fairy artist’s studio inside a pumpkin. This collection invites one and all to be transported to a world of enchantment while bringing out the architect in adults and kids alike.
|Publisher:||Light Beams Publishing|
|Series:||The Fairy Houses Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Barry Kane is the photographer of Fairy Houses and Beyond! Tracy Kane is the author and illustrator of the award-winning Fairy Houses Series® of books and videos. They live in Lee, New Hampshire.
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Have you ever seen a fairy house? The tradition of building fairy houses originated on several islands off the coast of New England. They are small structures made from natural materials, such as sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pine cones, nuts, and even pumpkins, by children, gardeners, artists, and nature lovers for fairies and nature’s friends to visit. Their diversity is astounding. This unique collection of photographs, in which you will find tree habitats, cottages, gardens, fairy tale settings, seaside homes, whimsical villages, amusements, and even a fairy library of miniature books crafted out of birch bark, is chosen from thousands of fairy houses built at events and workshops held by co-author Tracy Kane. What do you think a fairy circus would look like? Tracy’s goal with the award-winning “Fairy Houses Series” of books is to inspire families to connect with nature through the activity of creating these small habitats for fairies. Co-author Barry Kane photographs the fairy houses. Together, they partner with communities to develop “Fairy Houses Tours” which benefit many non-profit organizations. The “Fairy Houses Series” consists of “The Photo Series” with Fairy Houses…Everywhere!, Fairy Houses and Beyond!, and now Fairy Houses…Unbelievable!; a mystery book, Forest Secrets, for ages 8 and up; and “The Illustrated Series” of illustrated picture books with Fairy Houses, Fairy Boat, and Fairy Flight, as well as a DVD Kristen’s Fairy House, for ages 3 and up. And these books are not just for kids. What began as a child’s activity has quickly captured the hearts of all ages. Anyone who enjoys beautiful, natural photography will love this book.