This multi Award-Winning book was specifically designed to unlock children’s imagination, creativity and awareness. This is magically done through each lavishly illustrated faery from the letter “A” all the way to “Z”. The 26 unique rhyming messages of respect for self, others and the environment resonate with children because they are delivered in a fun and playful way by each of the faeries.
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I am so incredibly grateful to Sarah who helped to inspire the writing of this book as well as to Sarah’s parents who allowed me to dedicate this book in her memory.
In Loving Memory of
Sarah Lisa Foidart
1991 – 2003
Sarah was a 12-year-old girl from a rural Manitoba community. She courageously fought a battle against a very rare brain tumour but, unfortunately, she did not win. Sarah touched many people in her very short life. She was known for her mischievous playfulness and from a young age was a real trooper when it came to taking hikes; she so loved being in nature.
Sarah had, and continues to have a deep impact on my life. The night after she passed away she came to me in a dream, totally free from pain and back to her giggly old self. In the dream, she was twirling around in a meadow of wildflowers and said to me: “Susanne, I have faery wings instead of angel wings because faery wings are so much easier to run and play around in!”
That dream is as vivid to me today as it was the night I had it. After I had it, I started to research everything I could about faeries. One of the things I discovered was that they are considered “nature’s angels”. And it was while out on a nature excursion that the inspiration for writing The A B C Field Guide to Faeries came to me. I could not write the ideas down fast enough! I knew that Sarah was helping me tap into this creative channel.
This book is lovingly dedicated to that courageous young lady, who will forever live on in my heart, and who encompasses the character traits of each and every one of the faeries you will see and read about in the following pages. It is my hope that Sarah will touch every reader’s heart with her magic and inspire and motivate you to treat yourself, each other and the environment with respect. Long may Sarah’s spirit live on.
In love, light and enlightenment,
Winner of the 2011 Best Book Awards for Inspirational Poetry Award
Nominee for the Alberta 2010 Best Book of the Year Award for Children by the Book Publishers of Alberta
About the Artist
Chantal is passionate about the power of imagery to tell stories that inspire, as well as add more beauty to the world. With SeaShine Design, she is dedicated to giving people a visual identity that helps them to express the heart of their dreams and endeavors.
Hard copies of The ABC Field Guide to Faeries can be found at the following locations around Calgary and online
7 th Chakra
1301 17 Ave SW
222 – 11566 24 Street SE
Fallen Angel Creations From Above Inc
827 17th Ave. SW.
Glenbow Museum Gift Shop
Stephen Avenue Walk (8th Avenue and 1st Street SE)
Monkey Shines Childrens Books
113, 2215 – 33rd Ave SW
Our Angels Centre for Well Being
1213 Kensington Road N.W. Calgary
Owl’s Nest Books
Britannia Shopping Plaza
815A – 49 Ave SW
Self Connections Books
#125, 4611 Bowness Road NW
Tiny Tales Children’s Books
http://www.tinytales.ca (Local, Canadian and Multilingual)