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The River Fairy’s Wish: A Lyrical Fairy Tale by Cyrena Shows
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Genre – Children’s book
Page Count – 31 Pages
Publisher – Dragonfly Hill Books, LLC
A Magical Wish…
If you were a fairy who could make a big wish, what would your wish be?
The River Fairy lives in an enchanting crystal house by the lazy Dream River. What more could she possibly want? With the help of a dazzling magical crown, the fairy’s most desired wish comes true! Can you guess what her wish might be?
The story concludes with the message that delighting in the innocence of childhood is even more amazing than all the magical things we make up. Childhood is an amazing, magical gift. She realizes that the best parts of childhood are to be able to read adventurous tales, play games, and dream beautiful dreams, which is what this fairy wants most.
This lyrical story reveals the River Fairy’s wish through song accompanied by the colorful, whimsical artwork of Anastasia Yatsunenko. Much of the tale follows the tune of the old folk song “Green Grass Grows All Around,” and children will love the singsong quality of the story. The audiobook edition of The River Fairy’s Wish features the singing talents of vocal actor Megan Rutledge. Listen to the provided sample to hear this wonderful story that your child will surely love.
“And in that house
There was a fairy
The prettiest river fairy
That you rarely did see.
And the fairy in the house
And the house made of crystals
In a sleepy fairy town,
And the Dream River
flowed all around,
The Dream River
flowed all around.”
Young children will delight in both the auditory and visual beauty of this magical fairy tale. If you are looking for a bedtime story, birthday gift, Christmas gift, or preschool or kindergarten graduation present for your favorite 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 year old kid, this is the perfect book! Fulfill your child’s wish for an enchanting story intertwined with art and music with this beautiful and fun book that will inspire her or him to dream BIG while appreciating the gift of childhood.
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Cyrena Shows is an emerging children’s book author who also writes novels, short stories, poetry, and plays. She is a member of the Mississippi Writers Guild and Mississippi Professional Educators. She teaches high school, so her children’s books tend to teach a lesson. She also homeschools her two daughters, and they read lots of children’s books together. She believes that good readers make good learners.
Cyrena graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Secondary Education and an MA in English. She studied creative writing while there, though she can remember writing and illustrating her own book as early as six years old!