In this heartwarming Irish fairy tale, a woodcutter is given a wish as a reward for saving the life of a small fairy The woodcutter faces a dilemma: how can he use the wish in a way that will help all members of his family and change all of their lives for the better?
About the Author
Tanya Robyn Batt is a freelance arts educator, using her huge collection of costumes to inspire and entertain audiences. Tanya has also written The Barefoot Book of Faeries and The Princess and the White Bear King for Barefoot Books. She lives on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
About the Illustrator
Nicoletta Ceccoli studied at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, Italy. She has won international acclaim for her distinctive style, and has twice won the Italian Andersen Award. Nicoletta has also illustrated The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales, An Island in the Sun and The Princess and the White Bear King for Barefoot Books. She lives in San Marino, Italy.
• Social & Emotional Development: The theme of this wonderful tale invites children to consider their own wishes in the context of their family and peer group relationships
• Gender Inclusivity: In striking contrast to many faery tales, both the human hero and the faery are male in this enchanting story
• Story CD: Renowned Irish actress Niamh Cusack delivers a spellbinding performance on the audio CD
**With a Story CD with Niamh Cusack***
"A different sort of wishing story, not three, but only one and what thinking hard outside expectations might bring"