The book is called "Irish Holiday Fairy Tales" and features three whimsical short stories written by Finn himself. Irish Holiday Fairy Tales is published on high quality glossy paper and has some wonderful illustrations by Cheyenne Booker.
The short stories included in the book include tales from St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and Christmas. I will admit that I am not a buff when it comes to Irish history and traditions. In fact, after reading Irish Holiday Fairy Tales, I realize how little I actually know about the Irish. I learned so much just from reading Finn McCool's stories! Finn also adds a fun twist to the stories by adding in some magic leprechaun cats, all of whom are his distant Irish relatives.
Each story is truly heartwarming. Always, the magic leprechaun cats come to the rescue and saves the day. The three stories in Irish Holiday Fairy Tales also have a wonderful lesson to be learned. With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, it's a must-have book!
Irish Holiday Fairy Tales also includes a little background about Finn McCool, which is a wonderful story in itself and may just be my favorite part of the book. It tells the story of how Finn's mother, Lady Angel, sacrificed her life so that her kitten may live.
This book would be perfect for children. In fact, my 8 year old daughter, Lily, was first to snatch it up and start reading it before I even had the chance! It's also a great read for adults.
What I really love about Finn McCool's book is that the profits help support his "Fairy Cat Mother", Karen Lynch's cat rescue - Florida Cause for Paws. From Finn about Florida Cause for Paws:
"My stories have brought a little magic to the lives of readers around the world. But they serve a more important purpose. Every year millions of cats and kittens are euthanized because no one wants them. I am a spokescat for Florida Cause for Paws. It is my job not just to write great stories everyone enjoys, but to help people understand the need to care for animals of all kinds. For Florida Cause for Paws it is cats and kittens we rescue and care for in our shelter. Some are lucky and find wonderful forever homes, but those that do not, for whatever reason, always have a home with us."The kitties at Florida Cause for Paws depend on Karen, the Fairy Cat Mother, to fund the Florida Cause for Paws almost completely by herself. She does so partially by selling Finn's awesome stories.
If you would like to purchase Irish Holiday Fairy Tales, please visit Finn McCool's website here. There is also some pretty cool magic leprechaun cat merchandise available at Finn's Shop. And Finn has his own Facebook page as well!
|Photo from Finn's Site|