This will make you wish you were a fairy

Liza Gardner Walsh’s new children’s book, How Do Fairies Have Fun In The Sun, will make you wish you were a fairy.

Published by Down East Books, Liza’s wonderful book questions what fairies would want to do in the sun. Each option – from sailing to setting up a bake sale, are presented in a rhyme.

“Do they wear miniature sunglasses to protect their eyes – As they sit on the beach to watch the sunrise?” Well, sure!
Toward the end is the possibility: “Maybe they just eat ice cream, popsicles, and berries – And simply watch as YOU assemble houses for fairies.”

At the end of the book are detailed instructions on how to build a fairy house.

The illustrations in this book are fabulous, done by Hazel Mitchell, an award-winning illustrator of more than a dozen books. Hazel grew up in England but now lives in Maine.

Liza Gardner Walsh has written more than a dozen books, some of which I reviewed. She’s a school librarian and lives in Camden.

You’ll want to read Liza’s new book to your children or grandchildren. And be prepared to build a fairy house when you are done reading!

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.