Maya Meets A Real Life Fairy
From the beginning, Saving Maya has been a book that’s inspired people to get involved. This is fantastic – and essential – for a book with central themes of compassion and kindness. In a troubled world, having people happy to engage with, and be willing to share stories like Maya’s gives a bright spark of hope. From my early invitation to Annabel Wilson to join me as illustrator, to the many who backed our Kickstarter campaign to produce it, to readers who helped it to reach the 2017 People’s Book Prize finals, Saving Maya elicits support from many quarters.
The magic of Maya has now attracted a generous sprinkling of fairy dust as an official Book Fairy has plans afoot to share Maya with more readers. If you’ve yet to be touched by book fairy dust it’s simple and fun –
What do The Book Fairies do?
It’s simple – we leave behind books for people to find. We give books another lease of life passing them on to the next person, and encouraging this behaviour going forward. Like sharing a book with your friends, except sometimes much more fun!
Look out as Book Fairies can be anywhere and be anyone you know. Emma Watson is perhaps the most famous but they are many and are sharing books in over 100 countries.
Monday 18 September is Hide A Book Day worldwide, a join up between Book Fairies and Goodreads members and books will be hidden by book fairies around the world for readers to find. I’m honoured that Saving Maya has attracted the attention of the Bookfairy Berkshire and Annabel and I are delighted to give her copies that she’ll be out hiding in secret locations. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate and share the joy of reading, just for the fun of it. To know copies of Saving Maya will begin a journey from hidden spots in the south of England to unknown readers around the world is magical.
-Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars