Fairy Books
magic fairy books with photographs, poems and stories about fairies

The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World

Long the spritely subject of myth and folklore, it seems that even today fairies are alive and well, flitting about on the fringes of what we consider reality. Suza Scalora in this Fairy book, presents color-drenched photographs of fairies captured by her stealthy lens. The glossy, vivid photos make this a coffee table book for fans of faerie.


In this fairy book, Elizabeth Ratisseau shows paintings of fairies by various artists, accompanied by fairy lore drawn from folk tales, anthropology, poetry, and first hand reports.
"Fairies" consists of five chapters. Four of the chapters are based on the commonest classification of fairies - earth, air, fire, and water. There is a final section on fairies in children's literature and its illustration, which draws upon The Blue Lantern Library of old children's fairy books.

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book
by Terry Jones, Brian Froud

A fairy book that is the diary kept by Lady Cottington. Instead of pressing flowers in it, she pressed fairies. Handwritten and handsomely bound, this fairy book is as surprising as it is pleasing. The publisher (at the request of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies) notes that no fairies were injured or killed in the manufacturing process...

by David Larkin, Brian Froud, Alan Lee

A fairy book that tells the history of faeries and also gives an idea where "the land of faeries" is, with detailed information about all the wee folk!
If you thought faeries were the pretty winged Tinkerbell likes, think again, and read this fairy book! A fairy book that is beautifully illustrated, and a must for every one interested in faeries, and art!

Good Faeries, Bad Faeries : 2 Fairy Books in 1
by Brian Froud, Terri Windling

"Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in fairy books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc...."

Brian Froud rescues pixies, gnomes, and other faeries from the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bringing them into the present day with vitality and imagination. In this richly imagined fairy book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries -- what their noses and shoes look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls and their dreams are like.

The Faeries' Oracle
by Brian Froud, Jessica Macbeth

A complete deck of 66 radiant cards by Brian Froud featuring moon dancers, pixies, boggarts, and other faery folk we first met in Good Faeries/Bad Faeries. A 208-page illustrated fairy book with text by Jessica Macbeth, will show you how to read the cards of The Faeries' Oracle, with particular instruction on personally connecting to and communicating with the faeries.

Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins : An Encyclopedia

A fabulously entertaining fairy book with over 100 delightful illustrations. Meet the angels, elves, encantados, fairies, familiars, keremets, nats, nymphs, and many other strange beings from around the world.
Carol Rose introduces the reader to the little folk from many countries. All of the creatures in her fairy book are categorized according to geography, cultural features, habitat, and habits. You can look up all the faeries associated with Iceland, or Mexico; you can see a list of all the creatures associated with trees.

Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

Ages 5-8. Jane Yolen tells a story of friendship, with pleasing poetry, in a fairy book that is perfect for reading aloud. Jane Dyer's illustrations are a study in colorful contrast: the quaint, apple-cheeked girl with a circle of flowers in her hair; the fairy boy in diaphanous green with sun-dappled wings; a landscape bright with brilliant harvest colors; an enchanted hall "bedecked in candlelight."

The Book of Fairies

Gr. 3-6. Fairies come alive in stories, songs, and poetry. Only Thumbelina will be familiar to most readers; there is an excerpt from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, but this title is different from the more familiar tale. This fairy book has an old-fashioned air, and Michael Hague's lush, highly detailed artwork enhances the feeling. The most beautiful pictures are the ones in color, but even the line drawings are so intricate they deserve more than one look. Notes about the eight pieces will be very interesting for children wanting a bit of knowledge with their whimsy.

The Fairies' Ring: A Fairy Book of Stories and Poems
by Jane Yolen, Stephen MacKey (Illustrator)

Although young readers may find some of the poems challenging -- particularly those by Sir Walter Scott, William Browne, and Robert Southey -- many of the stories are enthralling. Collected from diverse cultures and fairy books, the tales feature fairies that are sometimes helpful, sometimes impish, but always magical. Executed in a romantic, painterly style, the illustrations effectively portray the natural world and the supernatural creatures.

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