Every June 24th, our magical household likes to celebrate International Fairy Day with a little bit of fantasy, imagination and pixie dust.
For generations, these miniature supernatural creatures have captivated myth and legend.
Today, we’re exploring the tiny folk’s stories through film (check out Disney’s Maleficent or Pan’s Labyrinth), music (so many whimsical playlists on Spotify), art (we love Emily Hawkins’ drawings), and books (classics like the The Flower Fairies never go out of style).
In fact, six years ago, I wrote and illustrated my very own picture book, The Fairy Beasts.
The Fairy Beasts
You think you know about the tooth fairy? You don't. The real one's much more scary. This is a story about real fairies. They are not made of sugar or spice or anything nice. They are dangerous. And worst of all, they detest children. Will anyone come to the aid of Bertie Binx when he is confronted by the ugliest, greediest and most dangerous fairy of them all? Or will Madam Tooth Fairy succeed in harvesting the teeth of every innocent child in Willow? An amusing and gothic escapade, The Fairy Beasts is not to be missed!
"The Fairy Beasts is such a fun and original story accompanied by brilliantly quirky illustrations. Primary aged kids will love to join in the rhyming text and parents who grew up loving Roald Dahl and Tim Burton will be instantly drawn to this book."
You can preview and order The Fairy Beasts on Amazon.
Or, get your copy from my website shop.
Happy International Fairy Day!
About Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall is an English-born, Australian-based writer and illustrator. She is the creator of three picture books for children, Penny Prickles at Coogee Beach, Eggy Peggy Has Lost Her Leggy and The Fairy Beasts. For more updates, follow Victoria on Instagram or check out her bio here.