Best Book USA Award for Inspirational Poetry
- June 17, 2013
-- "The ABC Field Guide To Faeries: Inspiring Reminders of Respect for Ourselves, Each Other, and the Environment"
is a creative alphabet book about exotic names of faeries of nature. Filled with stunning, multi media artwork and illustrations, "The ABC Field Guide to Faeries" is intensely appealing to both young and old audiences, and has won several awards for its very special impact of creativity and raising awareness. Every letter of the alphabet is represented by a beautifully illustrated faery whose special task is communicated in verse that displays pleasure and respect for the natural environment and for others. Filled with fun and play, each letter's faery vision has a special message of compassionate awareness of the universe to display. The creative, haunting illustrations combine or blend aspects of the real (butterflies, tree trunks, children's faces and hands,) and the magical or fantastic. This conveys an attitude of mystical serenity and calm, inviting a meditative state. The ABC faeries seem very much in tune with transcendental meditation techniques and tenets. For example: "T is for Transparianthus...who can manifest all of our dreams,/ Can be found floating around magnificent pine trees./ He wants all of your wildest drams to come true,/ So believe this in your heart and in all that you do. ..Transparianthus says: 'If you have a special dream, then request it from me,/ If it is for your highest good, it'll surely come to be. While you wait patiently for your dream to come true,/ Take positive action and see what happens to you." "The ABC Field Guide to Faeries" is an imaginative literary and artistic journey for the expanding soul.