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The Faery Flag by Jane Yolen
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Jun 06, 10

bookshelves: based-on-folksong-myth, fairies-fae-faeries, fantasy, short-stories, ya
Read in June, 2010

Is stories and poems of fantasy and the supernatural all by Yolen for MG or early YA or adults who are interested in stories and poems well-told.

“The Boy Who Drew Unicorns” is about a boy in the present who draws unicorns but doesn’t speak. He goes with his classmates to ride on a carousel, rides the unicorn, touches the unicorn’s horn to his chest and speaks.

“The Faery Flag” is about ther Clan MacLeod flag and how it came to be, according to Yolen. A MacLeod and a faery have a baby, the faery leaves, the MacLeod grieves, while his people celebrate. Only the faery mother can hear the baby crying, and holds him and wraps him in her shawl.
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