Saturday, May 14, 2016

Book Review: The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

The Woman Who Flummoxed The Fairies, retold by Heather Forest, is from a seanachie tale from the Scottish Highlands.

The illustrations, by Susan Graber, are so rich in color and relate to the tale beautifully.

In the story, there are fairies who work to help the Fairy King's wish come true. This wish is to taste the wares of the bakerwoman. They bring the woman to the king and through a series of events, she is able to trick the Fairy King into letting her go, letting him know that he will receive his cake and any others he may want, if he only asks. She makes good on her promise and, in return, receives fairy gold to share with others.

The story is filled with the rich language of other tales from Scotland and Ireland. This makes it a wonderful way to share traditional stories with the next generation, so they can continue on and on...

I was given this book by August House publishing in exchange for my honest review. I would like to thank them, sincerely, for the privilege of reviewing this book.

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