Little Fairy Can't Sleep

Daniela Drescher

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  • A new edition of this delightful book from bestselling international illustrator Daniela Drescher
  • An enchanting bedtime story for young children, from the creator of In the Land of Fairies
  • Daniela Drescher paints a magical world of ethereal fairies, atmospheric landscapes and characterful creatures in her luminous and unique style
  • This addition to the Little Fairy series is a sweet and gentle celebration of midsummer

It's midsummer, and Faith the little fairy can't get to sleep. Feeling magic in the air, she flies off to see where it's coming from. A dreamlike tale, perfect for bedtime, with vibrant artwork by bestselling illustrator Daniela Drescher. New edition.

254 x 244 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 7 years
24 pages
Publication date:
16 Sep 2021
2nd edition


It's a warm summer's night and Faith can't get to sleep. The curious little fairy feels magic is in the air and flies off to see who else is still awake.

Faith comes across a mother fox and her restless cubs, an elf family wide-awake in their tree root house, and the sandman collecting extra magic dust – no one can sleep tonight. But why? Finally, a moth prince leads the little fairy to a wonderful Midsummer Night's party and she discovers where the night-time magic has come from. Later on, tired from a night of dancing, Faith falls fast asleep.

This magical, dreamlike picture book from bestselling international illustrator Daniela Drescher will enchant and gently soothe young readers, making it perfect bedtime reading.


'It's a beautiful hardback book with wonderful watercolour illustrations … I loved the soft night colours of the flowers: daisies, honeysuckle and pink and white bindweed. This is a magical book of fairies and elves, a wonderful midsummer night story.'

'Quite simply the most enchanting tale for bedtime.'
-- Creative Steps

'This magical, dreamlike tale makes perfect bedtime reading.'
-- YA Books Central

Praise for Daniela Drescher:

'Ms Drescher's paintings put emphasis on the enchanted aspects of the folklore.'
-- The Wall Street Journal on An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales

'Gorgeous drawings by Daniela Drescher… a simple yet inviting read.'
-- Midwest Book Review on Pippa and Pelle in the Autumn Wind

'Drescher's dreamy illustrations are sweet and sleepy, depicting a world of magical creatures that invites you to visit it in your sleep.'
-- Youth Services Book Review on Goodnight Sandman

'The pencil and watercolour illustrations, are bright and joyous... A simple and lovely celebration of nature.'
-- Armadillo on Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden

'I cannot recommend highly enough the gentle glowing and detailed illustrations which are a feast for the senses.'
-- Kindling on Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden


Daniela Drescher is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children's painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 30 children's books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world. As well as books, Daniela's artwork appears on stationery, homeware and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories and the Pippa and Pelle board books. She is also the illustrator of stunning fairy tale anthologies An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk.

You can also visit the author's own website at

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