Delighted to share my review for the children’s book by D.L. Finn – Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories
About the book
When reality and magic meet in the forest
It’s 1969, and twelve-year-old Daniel Burns is camping in the redwood forest with his family. Danny wants to listen to his music and read, but his family has other plans. S’mores around the campfire and stories end their first day. The family is sleeping soundly in their secluded tent when Danny wakes up and finds his sister, Colette, is missing.
Assuming she went to use the outhouse, he goes after her. When he finds his sister, they discover there is a thin veil between reality and fantasy. Two bonus short stories offer a glimpse into the magical world that finds Danny and Colette. These hidden beings not only share our world but have a role in protecting their forest.
My review for the book 28th October 2021
This is a lovely set of three stories that introduce us to two children whose camping adventure would lead to a discovery of ancient wisdom and the need to participate in a life- long guardianship of a wonderful forest.
Not everyone believes in fairies, but even those who are sceptical, will find themselves engaging with the magical cast of characters the author has created.
There are parallels in the history of the fairies, to the way humans have split from the old ways to seek their fortunes in the cities. Those who left the forest generations before, have lost the respect and appreciation of the power of nature and its gifts.
The stories span several years, the involvement of the two children and their family, and their close relationship with the fairies over generations is heartwarming.
With the threat of an ecological disaster, ancient wisdom, magic and modern technology must combine to save the forest.
The stories will enchant children and young teens and even oldies who like to be reminded of childhood fairy and adventure stories.
A selection of other books by D.L. Finn
About D.L. Finn
D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.