“Are fairies real?” a young girl asks her father.
As the two walk through a forest that is magical enough to help us all believe, they tell one another a fairy tale he’s been building for her for a long time: Moomjean the fairy battles General Crag of the Trelfs to protect the fairy lands of Ripple Grove.
Father and daughter finish their hike and return home, full of magic and wonder of both the forest and the fairies.
Robert Broder is the author of Paul and His Ukulele and Rabbit, Hare, and Bunny. He consults with writers and publishers as a developmental editor, ghost writer, and creative director. He lives in Shelburne, Vermont with his wife, daughter, two cats, and a very old dog. He is the town's poet laureate. See more at www.RobertBroder.com Melissa Larson is the illustrator of Iver & Ellsworth, written by Casey Robinson. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, painting small town shop windows and getting her hands into every creative project that comes her way. View her work at www.melissaleannlarson.com