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Finding Fairies

Secrets for Attracting Magickal Folk

Illustrated by David Hohn
Published by Beyond Words
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Uncover the fantastic secrets of the fairy world through real-world mythology and how-tos (including crafts, recipes, songs, and games) for befriending the fay folk. Finding Fairies offers kids (of all ages) a distinctive, comprehensive guide to imaginatively engage with the hidden, magickal world we live in.

Finding Fairies is a lush, colorful, comprehensive guide that has charmed and intrigued kids and adults alike for over twenty years. This fully expanded and updated paperback edition of this perennial favorite once again brings the gorgeous illustrations of fay folk, their legends, their habits, and the secrets to befriending them all into a fun, interactive package for a new generation of fairy believers. You’ll discover how to play fairy games, make fairy food, plant a fairy garden, even throw a fairy party. This enchanting collection offers you over thirty unique ways to commune with our fairy neighbors, because if you know how to hobnob with a goblin or party with a sprite, you'll find yourself in good company!

Authors and world travelers Michelle Roehm McCann and Marianne Monson detail the fairy lore spanning six continents, while the original illustrations of David Hohn meld with a fully updated design to reflect the distinctive beauty and traditions of each culture’s fairies. Delve into the rich folklore and mythologies of many cultures, from the remote jungle waterfalls of Mexico to the scented peach groves of China to the hot savannas of Africa, reader's will learn that fairies can be discovered in every corner of the world, even in your own home.

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 Nathan Burton

Marianne Monson spent her childhood obsessed with both books and fairies, and was thrilled when those two passions converged in Finding Fairies, her first published book. Over the past twenty years, she's published eleven more books, mainly focused on women's history in the frontier era. She's the founder of the literary nonprofit The Writer's Guild and writes from a hundred year old house in Astoria, Oregon. You can find her at:

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 (November 8, 2022)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781582708904
  • Ages: 6 - 99

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"Finding Fairies by Michelle Roehm McCann and Marianne Monson is a beautiful novelty book. Every page is beautifully illustrated with colorful pictures by David Hohn and lavish stock art.”

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