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Finding Fairies

Secrets for Attracting Little People from Around the World

Illustrated by David Hohn
Published by Beyond Words
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Finding Fairies is the most comprehensive fairy book to date, with gorgeous illustrations of fairies, their legends, their habits, and the secrets to befriending them. You’ll discover how to play fairy games, make fairy food, plant a fairy garden, and even throw a fairy party! Authors and world travelers Michelle Roehm McCann and Marianne Monson-Burton cover fairy lore of six continents. Stunning illustrations by David Hohn reflect the distinctive beauty and traditions of each culture’s fairies. Readers delve into the fairy lore of six continents, from the remote jungle waterfalls of Mexico to the scented peach groves of China, fairies can be discovered in every corner of the world, and this book explains how. The book suggests a way to coax out the food-loving Kobito fairies of Japan (with cherry dumplings) and shares that the Jakui fairy of South America is attracted by music. Finding Fairies is an enchanting book for all who have the imagination and inspiration to believe in the fairies.

About The Authors

Photograph by Karen DeWitz

Michelle Roehm McCann hhas worked as a children’s book editor and art director for nearly thirty years, and has written and compiled nine award-winning children’s books of her own.  She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two amazing kids, and three brilliant cats.


Photograph by Megan Hitchcock

Marianne Monson received her MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and primarily writes on topics related to women's history. She has taught English and Creative Writing at the community college and university levels, and is the author of eleven books for children and adults. She is the founder of The Writer's Guild, a literary nonprofit, and writes from a 100-year-old house in Astoria, Oregon.

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of author

David Hohn is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon, with numerous children’s books to his name. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else—and then he paints it. Finding Fairies was his first picture book, and his stunning illustrations reflect the distinctive beauty and traditions of each culture’s fairies.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beyond Words (September 30, 2001)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781571781659
  • Ages: 6 - 99

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