Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies!: Curing Nature Deficiency through Folklore, Imagination, and Creative Activities

Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies!: Curing Nature Deficiency through Folklore, Imagination, and Creative Activities


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Author Renee Simmons Raney believes that every child deserves his or her own personal landscape in which to seek adventure and unleash creativity. Through this charming storybook, Renee weaves fairy stories, enhancing the natural world with supernatural creatures, and connecting children to diverse habitats, creatures, seasons, and holidays while inspiring a sense of place, a land conservation ethic, and a comfortable fearlessness for outdoor exploration.

Hairy, Scary, but Mostly Merry Fairies! also includes activities that encourage families and school classes to explore their natural surroundings and to engage in imaginative play. It offers a multi-generational remedy for curing nature deficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588383280
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 773,083
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Renee Simmons Raney is the Director of the nationally accredited Georgia-Alabama Land Trust’s Conservation Education Institute. Over the past two decades Renee has developed, implemented and assessed environmental education programs for approximately one million participants through her work with Jacksonville State University Field Schools and the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
She is the recipient of awards such as theRoosevelt Ashe Southeastern U.S. Outstanding Conservation Educator and Excellence in Environmental Education recognition from Oxford University.Renee is certified through Cornell University in Civic Ecology Assessment. She has performed storytelling and fairy programs for audiencesin twelve states and three countries. Her first book, Calico Ghosts, was blessed by Kathryn Tucker Windham, who, after reading the book, handed Renee an old black click pen and said, “Take my pen and continue to inspire imagination across the South.”
Alabama writer Karyn Zweifel says, “You might think there’s a little fairy blood running in her veins. She’s quick to smile, a little mischievous, and completely at home in the forest or on the farm. Renee is a born storyteller, combining her education as a naturalist with her love of imaginative play, folklore and whimsy.”

Carolyn Walker Crowe is a freelance illustrator.

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