Deep in the Dark Forest of Faraway Island, a small and wizened pisky named Pinch is up to mischief! She has stolen Eden s magical healing cup and poisoned it with the most dreadful fairy potion ever invented: glamour. Glamour disguises the truth. Those who look at glamour are deceived by it the glamour draws them in, even though it makes them sick, and they are held under its spell. Those who drink glamour, on the other hand, become the deceivers they are turned into something they are not. When the ugly Pinch takes a sip of the glamour potion, she becomes extremely beautiful and fresh-faced to anyone who lays eyes on her. Before long, the nasty pisky has the Gnome Mayor, Puck, Blaize and even Lord Foulweather falling madly in love with her, making her the most powerful being on Faraway Island. It s up to Eden to retrieve her healing cup and undo the effect of the deceptive glamour. And when she does, Pinch will learn a valuable lesson about the true meaning of beauty. Teachers's guide and fun activities available to download from the website www.farawayfairies.com.au
Eleanor Coombe developed a fascination for legends and metaphysics while she studied at university, and has since travelled widely exploring the myths of different countries. She is the author of many successful children s books and games, which she has licensed and sold through Mattel, Pancake Press, Funtastic and Landsdowne, and in 2000 was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award by Canberra University for her contribution to children s literature and games. She is the author of The Ultimate Fairy Book (published by Pan Macmillan) and lives in Tasmania. Andrew Smith worked as an assistant lecturer in psychology and only drew for himself until it occurred to him that he may be able to earn a living doing what he loves. He has since worked as a web and graphic designer and is now a (self-taught) freelance illustrator. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, three kids, two cats and two guinea pigs.