When Yann the injured centaur clip clops into Helen's life she decides to help him even though she's not exactly a vet.
But that's just the beginning ... Helen's first aid kit comes in very handy when she meets Yann's friends -- a gang of fabled beasts with a habit of getting into trouble. Together they must solve riddles, fight fauns and defeat the dangerous Master of the Maze before midwinter and the end of the world.
First Aid for Fairies and other Fabled Beasts is the first book in the best-sellingFabled Beasts Chronicles, an exciting four-book adventure series starring creatures from myth and legend.
'This fantasy adventure story moves along at a fast pace and the introduction of traditional folklore into a modern setting works well thanks to a range of appealing characters grounded by down to earth, practical Helen. The author, a professional storyteller, and the publishing company are both Scottish and the setting of present day Scotland perfectly complements a story with folkloric elements. This book should appeal to those 8+ fans of fairy and animal stories who are ready to move on from series reading to something more substantial. The passing reference to those English fairies who only want to work with rainbows will make some readers smile.'
-- The School Librarian
'Lari Don is the next big thing in the world of children's books.'
-- The Five Thirty Show, STV
'Lari Don, a Leith-based professional storyteller, took the younger reader award with a tale of her own... It beat Eleventh Orphan from Joan Lingard who is regarded as the dowager queen of children's books in Scotland.'
-- The Herald
'This is an enjoyable fast-paced yarn ... The diverse characters and exciting storyline will enthrall readers who like animals and magic.'
-- BookFest Recommended Reading Guide
'Strong characterisation, wry humour and Helen's robustly practical attitude to the fabled creatures she encounters add up to a refreshingly different quest tale.'
-- The Scotsman
'This was a very clean book, absolutely nothing inappropriate in it so parents could hand it to a young reader with no fear ... The British setting was very new to me and enjoyable. It seemed to be one of those books that could be read in any time -- just a good, old-fashioned fantasy adventure story.'
-- I Know Good Books blog
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