Behind the scenes of Lily and The Fairy House by Jane Tanner

Lily knows that fairies live near the gum tree.
She has created a fairy house with a rose
petal bed and a gum leaf table, and today
she is preparing a fairy party . . .

But will the fairies come and play?

Lily and the Fairy House is pure wish-fulfilment, a magical fairy book for girls of all ages. The perfect companion to the bestselling Isabella’s Secret.

As we count down the days to sharing Jane Tanner’s new picture book Lily and the Fairy House this coming April, today we are delighted to be able to share with you a behind the scenes sneak peek into Jane’s work processes for Lily and the Fairy House.

Jane’s 14-year-old grandson has taken the time to photograph the various stages of Jane’s work and collate the images on a website he built himself. The website and the images on it (aside from being fascinating to look at) are a lovely way to introduce your students to the many small steps that combine to give them a finished book students can read, enjoy and share with others.

For those of you using 1:1 mobile devices in your classroom this idea could also be a way to inspire students to document a process that they find interesting to share with family, friends and class mates.

The website can be found here.

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