M.J. Fahy writes children’s books of the wonderfully charming variety, the kind that don’t come in swinging the moral hammer and try to sermonize the hell out of the poor kids, but instead are simply being written with the intention of telling a story.
I recently picked up her book ‘The Magpie King’, and the entire time while reading it couldn’t help thinking, Dianna Wynne Jones would have liked it. And, it has magpies. And fairies. And talking animals. And…ah, let her tell you. Here’s my interview with her, and here’s my review of her book.