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Zak and Zara and the Invisibility Ball. A Story of Doon Hill. Children's Book.

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26 pages18 minutes

Summary

A light-hearted friendship story about a homeless, bullied and orphaned elf called, Zak and his growing friendship with his pink, purple and pretty fairy friend, Zara.

The story begins when Zak shows Zara the Invisibility ball that Jakob the red wizard gave him for all his hard work as a special treat for his birthday.
Zak and Zara decide to be rather daring and break with the long-standing Elf, Faun and Fairy rules and traditions of Doon Hill by going up to have a quick look at the fabled, mysterious and somewhat confusing world of the humans who live above the secret commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies who live under Doon Hill in Aberfolye, Scotland.
On their journey, Zak and Zara catch sight of some beautiful and wonderful things and also discover some not-so-wonderful and beautiful things which make them seriously think twice about humans and their lack of respect for the planet and its creatures and its natural beauty.

A note about Doon Hill

The 19th century was a funny time in Scotland when there were many tales told of elves, fauns and fairies that lived quietly and secretly under the wooded hills of Aberfoyle.

But for the Rev Robert Kirk, an interest in the magical life of the little creatures saw him come to an unfortunate end, apparently.

The minister at Kirkton Church from 1685 to 1692 wrote a book called The Secret Commonwealth Of Elves, Fauns And Fairies.

But his revelations incurred the wrath of the sprites and he was captured by them on Doon Hill.

The minister was taken down to the land of the fairies. Some say his body was placed inside a tree on top of the hill. A substitute body was placed on the ground by the fairies, and local people mistook it for the minister and buried it in the nearby cemetery.

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