Professional faerie and storyteller Tanya Robyn Batt lifts the veil between the faerie world and our own, introducing a variety of faerie folk through stories, poems, and snippets of lore from Britain and Ireland. Introductions to each story are filled with fascinating historical and literary details about faerie customs, among the shower of pixie dust, glittery stars, and fluttery dragon flies.
"A Nightly Favorite!"
Enter a magical forest where a woodcutter is granted one wish after saving the life of a fairy. The woodcutter must make a difficult decision when faced with the needs of his wife, his father, and his mother. His ingenious and touching choice is at the heart of this traditional tale.
Ride along with the beautiful princess and the majestic white bear on a voyage in the snowy north. When the young princess inadvertently betrays the mysterious white bear, she must prove her loyalty and strength through a series of trying tasks, in order to regain her lost chance at happiness.
Tanya Robyn Batt has a lifelong love of fabrics and is fascinated by the ways in which they can change the way we perceive the world and are seen by others. In this captivating collection, she brings together her favorite stories about fabrics from all over the world, and shows how storytelling itself is a magical weaving process. The history and passage around the world of each of the fabrics, from wool to batik, from flax to silk, is fascinatingly described.