Discover enchanting fairies from all around the world with this magical matching game.
Based on the popular book from the Folklore Field Guides series A Natural History of Fairies, the cards feature naturalist illustrations of fairy species from different regions of the world, from the Alpine Sprite to the Savannah Fairy, and the Rainforest Nymph to the Polar Wanderer.
The booklet, in addition to explaining how to play the game, serves as a field guide to the fairy species on the cards, with details on their habitats, dwellings, distinctive features, and habits. For instance, learn how the Firefly Sprite (Nympha scintilla) uses bioluminescence to make their way through the bamboo forests of China and how the Himalayan Oread (Nympha nipalensis) hibernates in a snowy burrow through the winter, but descends to mountain meadows to feed on flower nectar in the summer. You’ll also find out where and when to look for fairies, and signs of their presence.
To play the game, arrange the cards face down on a table, then flip two over – do they show the same fairy species? If they do, you collect the pair. If not, try to remember where the different fairy species are located so you can make a match on your next turn.
Put your memory skills to the test and learn about the diverse fairies of the world while you play. Gather more pairs than your opponent to win!
The Folklore Field Guides series is a charming collection of beautifully illustrated handbooks on topics of lore and legend. Fascinating facts are accompanied by breathtaking illustrations, all presented in an engaging narrative form.
Also available from the series:A Natural History of Fairies, A Natural History of Magical Beasts, A Natural History of Mermaids and A Natural History of Magick.
Once a children’s book editor, Emily Hawkins is now a full-time author. Her work has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list (Oceanology, 2009) as well as winning the Children’s Travel Book of the Year Award (Atlas of Animal Adventures, 2016). Along with her background in children’s non-fiction Emily has a strong interest in myth, folklore and storytelling. In 2020 she wrote A Natural History of Fairies, which has been translated into twelve languages, selling more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Emily holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and lives in Winchester, UK.
Jessica Roux is a Nashville-based illustrator and plant and animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colors and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora, fauna, food, and many other things with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty. Her first book with Frances Lincoln was A Natural History of Fairies (September 2020).
“Worldwide in scope, thoroughly informative, teeming with relentlessly cute poppets.”—Kirkus Reviews, in praise of A Natural History of Fairies
"A lovely volume."—Foreword Reviews, in praise of A Natural History of Fairies