The Legend of the Fairy Stones

Children - Fable
52 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2019
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Author Biography

Kelly Anne White is is the award-winning author of The Legend of the Fairy Stones, The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts, and other books for kids. She is also Executive Director of LitPick, a national reading and writing initiative. Kelly has edited hundreds of books in nearly every genre for HarperCollins, Kirkus Editorial, Christian Editor Connection, and more. Prior to her ventures into book publishing, Kelly was longtime Executive Editor of Girls’ Life magazine. She continues to work for high-profile publishers such as Guideposts Books. She is an instructor for The PEN Institute, and she conducts publishing courses at Morgan State University. Kelly is a lesson designer on and a contributor to Clubhouse magazine. She is actively involved in the Chincoteague Storytelling Guild, and she is a program mentor for the American Folklore Society. Kelly is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and she is represented by literary agency Legacy Management.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Legend of the Fairy Stones by Kelly Anne White takes young readers on an enchanting and whimsical trip through a land of fairies who flitted and glittered in glens and glades in the scattered light of morning. When it was noontime, they lolled in beds of fragrant flowers. The fairies were many; fairies with mushrooms, fairies that bloom, fairies in costumes, fairies that flutter wherever they are led, fairies so bright that they illuminate the night, and so on. The fairies are sad and turn to hues of blue when they hear the news of Jesus passing away. Their teardrops turn to stones when they hit the ground and perceived losses turn to crosses. Fairy stones are pure and good and have a lot of positivity and benefits.

The rhyming verses add to the magical feel of the story and make it captivating and enthralling to young readers. The images are as beautiful as the verses and for all readers who love magic, fairies, and enchantment, this book is a perfect read. I like the way the author weaves educational and informative content into the book, along with folklore and staurolite crystals in a way that is endearing and appealing. The book is not only for children because adults will also find it interesting and engaging. The legend of the fairy stones, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ have been tied together beautifully, making readers aware of staurolite crystals and the folklore associated with them.

Kelly Anne White

I am so happy to share that The Legend of the Fairy Stones has won a 2020 Excellence-in-Craft Award for Outstanding Book from the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association. The book is also a recipient of a Purple Dragonfly Book Award from Story Monsters LLC for Best Interior Design.