Last Fairy is the product of years of thought and discovery about fairies --
their origins, traditions, hopes, and fears. Based
on my childhood reflections about these enchanted beings, it all became
very real when my wife Jean and I took a trip to
When I was a kid, I used to read a comic strip called "The Teenie Weenies. These were single cartoon panels reprinted from a much earlier era all about very little people that I always thought of as fairies. They lived among the twigs and undergrowth and sometimes played around and under huge mushrooms. As a child, whenever I found such mushrooms, I would check them for Teenie Weenies.
Many years later and 1200 miles to the south, a period of Florida rain brought large mushrooms to our front yard.
When I saw them, my very first thought was, "I wonder where the fairies are." This got me thinking about fairies and why we don't see them or hear about them much anymore. Do we outgrow them or have they ceased to exist for us? I decided to write a story that would tell where they came from and where they are today.
thereafter, Jean and I made a trip to
story begins in Garmisch, Germany and transports the reader to a time when
history as we know it is yet to be written, in a land full of charm, love,
mystery, and intrigue. The
cast of characters includes royalty, both human and fairykin, their loving
and loyal subjects, a wicked witch and her devious toady, marauders, brave
knights, a powerful sorcerer, a mean giant, and of course, captivating fairies of every
size, talent, and description.
If you have ever believed in fairies or wondered where they came
from, what they experienced, or where they
book is appropriate for all ages. During
its development, drafts were test read and enthusiastically received
for a children's picture book in the future.
truly hope you enjoy this wondrous tale.
Copyright 2009 Augustine Campana