Part One: The Thinning of the Veils
The stories follow the events that unfold over the few days before Halloween as the creative brother and sister prepare for their annual Fairy Ball.
Part One: "The Thinning of the Veils" While Martin and Sylvia wait for the invitations to arrive for their annual Halloween Fairy Ball, Sylvia spies something curious sticking out of the toy shelf in their bedroom. She examines it, and finds that it is an orange piece of paper with a drawing — and on the drawing is a red “X.” Martin declares that it must be a treasure map! And thus brother and sister are launched on a cross-town treasure hunt. Where will it lead them?
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
The Wonder of Halloween
David talks about why children actually want to dress in gory costumes of monsters, the undead and the maimed: they are still looking for wonder!
Sparkle Kitchen: Fairy Cookies
While spring fairies may be dainty and dine on polite, pastel tea cakes, we’ve always imagined that Halloween fairies are sassier stock. From the moment I first heard that line, I knew that—while the underlying treat might still be light and lemon-y—the frosting on those cookies had to be bright purple!