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Little Fairy Can't Sleep

December 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    21st December 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507673
  • Language English
  • Pages 24 pp.
  • Size 9.6" x 10"

It's a warm summer's night and Faith can't get to sleep. The curious little fairy feels magic is in the air and flies off to see who else is still awake.

Faith comes across a mother fox and her restless cubs, an elf family wide awake in their tree root house, and the sandman collecting extra magic dust—no one can sleep tonight. But why? Finally, a moth prince leads the little fairy to a wonderful Midsummer Night's party and she discovers where the night-time magic has come from. Later on, tired from a night of dancing, Faith falls fast asleep.

This magical, dreamlike picture book from bestselling international illustrator Daniela Drescher will enchant and gently soothe young readers, making it perfect bedtime reading.

(Ages 3 to 7 years)

Praise for Daniela Drescher

“Ms Drescher’s paintings put emphasis on the enchanted aspects of the folklore.”
The Wall Street Journal, on An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales 

“Gorgeous drawings by Daniela Drescher… a simple yet inviting read.”
Midwest Book Review, on Pippa and Pelle in the Autumn Wind 

“Drescher’s dreamy illustrations are sweet and sleepy, depicting a world of magical creatures that invites you to visit it in your sleep.”
Youth Services Book Review on Goodnight Sandman 

“The pencil and watercolor illustrations, are bright and joyous...a simple and lovely celebration of nature.”
Armadillo on Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden 

“I cannot recommend highly enough the gentle glowing and detailed illustrations which are a feast for the senses.”
Kindling on Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden

Daniela Drescher

Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children’s painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 30 children’s books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world.

In addition to books, Daniela’s artwork appears on stationery, homeware, and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories, and the Pippa and Pelle board books.

Daniela is also the illustrator of stunning fairytale anthologies, including An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales (2013) and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk (2022).