Fafnir the dragon is in love with himself. Shot by one of Puck s love arrows while staring at a mirror, poor Fafnir is now singing endless love songs to himself. If only his singing were good. It is so bad, in fact, that the goblins have been stealing the gnomes beards and using the hair to make earplugs. The gnomes are furious and turn to Astara, the Fairy Queen, for help. Astara summons Puck, the love fairy, to remove the arrow and stop Fafnir s singing. With the help of his friend Blaize, he tries to do so but fails. The only way to break the spell over Fafnir is to find another dragon for him to love, and that is when they decide to ask the Sea Fairy for help. The Sea Fairy introduces them to Warawan, the gentle water dragon who lives with her. And while the meeting between Fafnir and Warawan does not go exactly to plan, it certainly does result in peace and magic for Faraway Island 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.