What People are saying about My Fairy Uncle:
I finally had a chance to look at "My Fairy Uncle" and I have been meaning
to email you. Sorry for the delay. It's such a beautiful story, beautifully
told and so exquisitely illustrated! I loved it. And I appreciated the
message, and the delicacy with which you handled it. I hope you sell a
Yours, Damien A - Toronto
"To my knowledge, there is no other book like My Fairy Uncle. The story's timely-yet-classic themes can be interpreted on many layers, and it is appreciated by children and adults alike. I look forward to the many discussions, with readers of any age, that naturally follow the final page."
Toronto District School Board
This is one of those rare magical children's books that is as much for adults as the kids they read it to. It celebrates creativity, the wonderful accepting nature of children, and the importance of valuing and encouraging everyone's uniqueness. I've given it to all the special little people in my life!
Alexa C. - Toronto
An incredibly layered story - there are so many positive messages for my kids in this book. The illustrations are gorgeous. Relaying to kids how important it is to be proud of who they are regardless of what they look like or think is crucial to building their self-esteem.
- Tracey L. Toronto
Congratulations on writing such a positive, uplifting children's book. We definitely need more books like this one to help give children self confidence. It is one of those stories that many children will be able to relate to, and I can already picture myself reading it to all of my little students. Congratulations on the success of 'My Fairy Uncle!'.
- Lisa K - Abbotsford
Your book is totally AWESOME! Should be a required read for everyone, not just kids! The world would be a much nicer place if everyone was accepting of oneself, and by extension of that accepting others though they might be different.
The Fairy Uncle with rainbow wings is a character I have yet to see in children's literature. Introducing kids to rainbow symbolism in such a positive way and pairing it with family, acceptance and pride is fantastic. Eden's a fun character and their relationship is really neat! We loved the dancing, flying the best!
- Deanna W
The spirit of this book with the amazing narrative and illustrations is incredibly magical and timely. It is our greatest hope to instill such a message in our children to ensure that our future generations feel pride in who they are, exactly as they are and move beyond the separations to experience the kind of world all of us in our heart of hearts want to live in. Thank you to Eden and her Fairy Uncle for such a celebratory message.
Kat Lanteigne is an award-winning filmmaker, actor and playwright. Kat was lucky enough to have her very own Fairy Uncle, which inspired her to share her tale. She is based out of Toronto, Canada.
Madeleine Simson is a freelance illustrator who has received acclaim for her award-winning portraits. Madeleine loves to travel and explore the world. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.