Book Description:

All kids get owies. Some require stitches. The Stitches Fairyis the perfect companion for the healing journey.

The cut on her head is healed, but Claire dreads getting her stitches taken out. When Daddy tells her about the Stitches Fairy, she can’t wait to put her stitches in the little box under her pillow.

But, will the Stitches Fairy remember to come to Claire’s house?

Find out just what happens to the stitches in this delightful book. 

About the Author

Colorado children’s book author, Patricia Long, (Pat) was born in Allegany, New York.

Growing up with 8 siblings was a true adventure! She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University and her M.A. in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Pat’s career as a learning disabilities resource teacher in the Cherry Creek School District rewarded her with wonderful story ideas. She is a member The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop. Pat’s passion for reading is fed by her two book clubs. Her writing critique group, the Picture Book Junkies (PBJ) is a constant source of support and expert criticism. Pat is blessed with an amazing family and dear friends. She lives in Centennial, Colorado with her fantastic husband, Jim. She enjoys travel, reading, and playing with her four beautiful grandchildren.

Patricia is passionate about children’s literacy. Her story reading skills keep kids fully engaged and entertained. Older students enjoy learning about the writing process.

Contact her at for Author Visits and Story Hours.

About the Illustrator

Betony Coons is an artist. Tim Coons is a musician. As a married couple they create projects together. Betony and Tim met in Kansas but fell in love in Colorado. That’s where they live today, married 14 years, raising three girls and a surprise boy, and working the fields of art and music together. As Giants & Pilgrims they create from their daily surroundings; the world of family, love, struggle, the need from more time, or the ongoing process of growing up and becoming who we’re meant to be.Visit her website at: