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Storybox Playlist: The Fairies All Around Us

There are so many fairies. Wherever there is life and meaning and interest, there are fairies. They are the bridge to the natural world and help us relate to the trees, the rocks, the streams and the weather from a personal place, from a place of story and meaning. Here are some of our favorite fairy stories.

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Fairy Whispers (from the So Many Fairies Series)

Gibb is a sensitive wild turkey. He notices things that other turkeys don’t — things that would be helpful to the flock — but Gibb is afraid of the attention it might bring. The whispers of a watchful brownie help him find the courage and confidence to lead the flock to a source of food for the winter.

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Jamie and the Sillstone Gnome (from the So Many Fairies Series)

A girl and a house gnome forge a close friendship in their years together. And when the girl’s family must move away, they are both tremendously sad. But the two develop a way to retain their connection even as distance separates them. This story deals with the grief of losing a friend, the pain of leaving a well-loved home, and the strength that can be found through friendship during challenging times.

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The Book Mender's Helper (from the So Many Fairies Series)

The bookmender works alone. He has always worked alone. And he has been happy enough over the years. But one day, a bedraggled girl with a very old and valuable book arrives at the door to his workshop, interrupting his solitary work. The whisperings of a paper fairy help the bookmender discover the true treasure that lives in both the book and the girl.

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The Mystery of the Diamond Gnome (from the So Many Fairies Series)

“The Diamond Gnome” is from the So Many Fairies Series. This story is about Valo, a crystal fairy who lives happily in the earth, until her world changes and she is suddenly ‘born’ above ground. She is startled by the swirling waters of a river, the brilliant sunshine and then all the smiling faces of grass pixies, tree elves and dew nymphs. She is overwhelmed to be sure. But over time, and with the help of her new friends, she relaxes and makes this world her new home. This story shows sensitive children that they are not alone, and that in time, it will get easier.

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The Apricot Tree and the Robin (from the So Many Fairies Series)

Oobst is a fruit fairy who watches over an orchard. In this orchard, under the care of Oobst, is a very young and nervous apricot tree. The tree is so nervous that Oobst knows she must do something to help. She enlists the help of a young Robin couple, and finds a magical way to offer the apricot tree a source of peace and strength.

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About the Author

David Sewell McCann
Story Spinner

David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.