The award-winning author of The Most Magnificent Thing introduces the value of science and inquiry to young readers with humor and heart, now in trade paperback format. For fans of Ada Twist, Scientist and Hidden Figures.
Esther the fairy doesn't believe in magic. But fairies are all about magic, despite Esther's best efforts to reveal the science of their world. No matter how she and her bird, Albert, explain that rainbows are refracted light rather than a path to gold, or that mist is water evaporating rather than an evil omen, or the importance of the scientific method, her fairymates would rather just do magic. So when the other fairies' solution to helping a dying tree is to do a mystical moonlight dance, Esther decides to take it upon herself to resuscitate the tree . . . with the scientific method, some hypothesizing, a few experiments and the heady conclusion that trees need sunlight to live! But while Esther manages to save the tree, she can't quite change the minds of her misguided fairymates . . . or can she?
Fairy Science, the first in a hilarious new picture book series, introduces a charming, determined heroine as she learns about the world and celebrates the joys of curiosity and exploring science.
Ashley Spires, author and illustrator of numerous funny books for children including Fairy Science, The Most Magnificent Thing and the Binky the Space Cat series, was born and raised in BC with eight cats and a dog. After spending some time living in Toronto and Saskatoon, she has returned to the BC life, living in Ladner with three cats, one dog and a man. When she is not running or bike riding or over-scheduling herself, she makes children's books, many of which have won numerous awards, including Ontario's Silver Birch Express, the Atlantic Province's Hackmatack, Saskatchewan's Shining Willow and BC's Chocolate Lily Award.