All of these stories about fairies were told to the author by the older generations that are now grandparents. These were stories never written down but told by word of mouth.
There were only a few I really enjoyed. The rest of them seem to tell the same story over and over. A lot of the stories were similar to the last. That being said it is still cool to have the stories written down so generations can see the stories that some of the kids and adults grew up believing about fairies.