The Legend of the Fairy Stones

The Legend of the Fairy Stones

by Kelly Anne White
The Legend of the Fairy Stones

The Legend of the Fairy Stones

by Kelly Anne White


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The Legend of the Fairy Stones is folkloric fiction, scientific fact, and whimsical artwork blended beautifully in a lyrical verse-driven fairy tale.

This unique stand-alone picture book shares the fictional legend of how real-life fairy stones were formed. Woodland lore has it that the cross-shaped stones came from the solidified tears of forest fairies the day they heard that Jesus died. The Legend of the Fairy Stones takes readers on an upbeat journey through a land filled with joyful fairies of all varieties before twisting and turning into a world of evils and ill wills combated by a sense of fearlessness found in the spirit of the fairy stones. It’s been deemed that fairy stones repel witches, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and all other types of ghastly fools. With its rhythmic text and classic fairy-tale style, The Legend of the Fairy Stones cleverly integrates fantastical folklore in a collage-style montage of amazing artwork from the public domain. These very real stone crosses, officially called Staurolite, form naturally through a geothermal process known as “cruciform penetration twinning.” Alongside its elements of fantasy and whimsy, The Legend of the Fairy Stones remains grounded in educational content with back matter that focuses sharply on STEAM and Common Core Standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642791952
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kelly Anne White is the author of The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts and other books for children, teens, and young adults. With more than thirty years in publishing, Kelly has edited and contributed to hundreds of books in nearly every genre for HarperCollins, Kirkus Media, and Christian Editor Connection. Kelly is also published in Cosmopolitan, Teen, Family Life, Discovery Girls, and The Baltimore Sun. Prior to her ventures into book publishing, Kelly spent fifteen years near the tippy-top of the masthead as senior executive editor of Girls’ Life magazine. She is an instructor for The PEN Institute and a lesson designer on Kelly lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and spends her weekends on Chincoteague Bay in Virginia.

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Fairies flitted, glittered aglow. Carefree with glee in glens and glades, they played 'til dawn when moonbeams fade. Entranced, they danced in deep delight, in scattered light of morning's might.

Once shades of dusk eclipsed their wings they rose to tend to fairy things as songbirds prayed in trills and swells to tender tunes of tinkle O blessings a rhythmic melody brings to fairies that sing to harmony's ring

Fairies with mushrooms and fairies that bloom, fairies in costume and fairies on

Fairies that flutter wherever they're led, fairies that tiptoe on spiderweb

Fairies of fancy all dolled up just right

Others so bright they illumine the night

Fairies that know how to grow what they sow, fairies that flow like a vortex of [TEXT INCOMPLETE IN ORIGINAL SOURCE]

Fairies that glide

As the spry fairies prance

Fairies that hide and the fairies that glance

Fairies with books and some nesting in nooks

Fairies that kiss — smooch! — in bountiful bliss


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This lovely tale told in rhyme makes a great read-aloud as it shares the woodland legend behind fairy stones—real cross-shaped rocks said to have formed from tears of fairies when they learned that Jesus had died. Fairies of all sorts grace the book's pages and protect against ghouls, trolls, fools, and more. Also includes facts about real-life Fairy Stones, and gorgeous illustrations hide fairy stones throughout. —Kristen Kemp, Mother, Yoga Instructor, and Author of over a dozen books for teens, including Breakfast at Bloomingdale's and Redemption.

Jesus told us that stones could cry out to honor him, and indeed, fairy rocks send us a message that is ages old. Kelly White brings us an enchanting legend of small fairy rocks shaped like crosses to connect a child’s imagination to the true treasure that comes with faith in Jesus. --Karen Whiting ( award-winning author, international speaker, writing coach, and treasurer, Christian Authors Network Board of Directors

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