An Irish Fairy

Written by
Eoin O'Brien
Illustrated by
Audrey Dowling
Flossie McFluff

Three stories in rhyme about little fairy Flossie McFluff. Flossie may be tiny and shiny, but she is tough and smart, whether it's helping to deal with litter louts in her precious forest, or helping a leprechaun to find his missing gold. Beautifully and magically illustrated.

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32 pages
256x205 mm

In a deep leafy wood, by a slow-moving stream,
Where butterflies flutter through golden sunbeams,
Lives a beautiful fairy called Flossie McFluff.
She’s tiny and shiny, but Flossie is tough.

She has magical powers; she knows magic words;
And she cares for the trees and the bees and the birds.
Wee Flossie lives high in an ancient oak tree,
And lives for adventure, as we shall soon see …

Three stories in rhyme about a little fairy who looks after the forest.

In the first tale, she gives some litter louts a scare, then she helps a lonely banshee find some friends, and finally helps her leprechaun friend Paddy Potts find his missing gold.

Eoin O’Brien is a songwriter and musician, a writer and illustrator.
He enjoys nothing more than a good old singsong around a kitchen table or a bonfire. He lives with his fantastic wife, two beautiful children and a dog, in historic Glasnevin in north Dublin.

Audrey Dowling is a French artist and illustrator living in County Kilkenny. She initially pursued a career in the fashion industry in Paris but somehow ended up in the Irish countryside. Her surroundings inspire her work, as well as folklore from all cultures, fairy tales and vintage imagery. Her universe is colourful and narrative, often praised as graceful and poetic.

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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Cheer Bridget the Banshee up! Colouring activity

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour Flossie McFluff's house

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Help Paddy Potts the Leprechaun find his crock of gold ...

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Join the dots to see who is singing a song!

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Spot the 10 differences between two Flossie pictures

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