A week on an Island sounds like a wonderful way to spend a vacation, and on top of that, Kristen’s parents promise her a surprise when they arrive. As soon as the ferry lands, Kristen starts guessing what the surprise might be. Is it the lighthouse? The sandpipers? The seals?
As her family sets out for a walk, she stumbles across…. Fairy Houses! Her parents give her permission to build one of her own, as long as she follows the rules of the forest. Everyday she visits her Fairy house and thinks of more things to add that the fairies might like, only to discover other forest inhabitants enjoying her house, until the last day, as she dozes near her house….
Fairy Houses is a sweet book, and a great source of inspiration. My children loved looking at all of the pictures of Fairy houses in the other books in the series and were full of ideas as to what they could build and what sorts of things a fairy might like to have in their house.
Fairy houses can be found throughout Maine, but the easiest place to find them is on Monhegan Island. Monhegan has lots of hikes and breathtaking views and of course Fairy Houses. The Fairy Houses are restricted to the Cathedral Woods, but there are tons to see. If you’re captivated by the concept of creating your own Fairy House, have a look at these photobooks for inspiration: