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The Fairy Song

Janis Mackay
Ruchi Mhasane


Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 294 x 219 mm ISBN: 9781782507475 Publication date: 24th June 2021
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scottish Folklore Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6
Rose lives with her parents in a small cottage in the forest. Her family are poor and hardworking, and Rose yearns for fun, friendship and flowers.

One Midsummer's Day, walking wearily home, Rose hears beautiful singing and follows the joyful sound deep into the trees. As she listens, a flurry of fairies bursts out of a tiny door in the side of a hill! One of the fairies invites Rose to join their party.

Entering the fairy world, Rose is enchanted with her new friends and gladly joins in with their Midsummer song. Will she ever want to leave?

Inspired by traditional Scottish stories of fairy folk, celebrated storyteller Janis Mackay weaves a magical tale that will capture any child's imagination. Ruchi Mhasane's delightful illustrations sparkle with joy and vitality.

The Fairy Song is a delightful new book from the creators of much-loved traditional Scottish tale The Selkie Girl.


'The Fairy Song is an ever enchanting children's fairy tale with ancient roots that seem to stretch both backward and forward into time… The Fairy Song is a tale with old sources in Scottish tales, enhanced immeasurably by delicate, dancing flower fairy illustrations, with characters including the fairies of multi-colored skin and beautiful blendings of the races. A magical and enchanting tale, rich with meaning and gifts for all.'
-- Midwest Book Review

Fairy Song


Janis Mackay was born and grew up in Edinburgh, but moved to London to study journalism. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has held writer-in-residence posts in both Caithness and Sutherland. She currently lives in Edinburgh, where she teaches creative writing and works…

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Ruchi Mhasane has a masters degree in children’s book illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She currently lives in India, where she grew up.

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