Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?
By Liza Gardner Walsh
Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell
Down East Books, 2015
Fairy loving people, both young and old, enjoy making fairy houses in the warm months, but do they remember their fairy friends in the blustery months of winter? This sweet story poses all sorts of possibilities around how fairies keep warm and what they might be up to when the days turn cold. I especially like the ending of the book where ideas are given to children on how they can help fairies in the winter: make dried fruit and seed garland, is one sweet idea.
I'm teaming up with illustrator Hazel Mitchell to give one lucky reader a copy of the book as well as a winter fairy kit! Good luck!
Winner will be selected on Black Friday at 5:00pm eastern time! Great gift, no lines ;)
Liza Gardner Walsh lives on the coast of Maine with her husband and two young daughters. There they are surrounded on one side by forested mountains and on the other by Penobscot Bay. They make the most of their own fairytale: she and her family can often be found making tiny houses for fairies, mice, trolls, and other small creatures, or constructing forts and other hideaways in the woods.
Liza has worked as a preschool teacher, children’s librarian, writing teacher, museum educator, and holds a master’s in writing from Vermont College. She is the author of several books including, Fairy House Handbook, Treasure Hunter’s Handbook, Muddy Boots and her latest, Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? Above all, she hopes that her books inspire wonder, appreciation, and exploration of the world around us.
Author and illustrator Hazel Mitchell is originally from England, now she lives and works in Maine. Her childhood was spent in a seaside town in Yorkshire. She can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing and still can't be left reliably alone with a pencil. When she wasn't making art, she was riding horses or rambling along the beautiful coast. After attending art college in the UK, she spent several years in the Royal Navy and then worked as a graphic designer. Now she's doing what she always dreamed of - creating books for children.
Her first book was published in 2011 and latest books include Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?, Animally, Imani's Moon, One Word Pearl and 1,2,3 by the Sea. Her first book as author and illustrator, Toby, will be published in 2016 by Candlewick Press. Her work has been recognized by Bank Street's Best of Children's Books, Reading is Fundamental, Society of Illustrator's of Los Angeles, Foreword Reviews, . She is represented by Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown Ltd., NYC.