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The two artists who have created this book, Alan Lee and Brian Froud, have studied fairy history, myths, legends, and folklore, and embodied their findings in 185 paintings and drawings. All the fairy types are identified and pictured - water fairies elves, gnomes, pixies, leprechauns, tree fairies, dryads, and more. Information on their favourite haunts, pastimes, and ways of life are drawn from Celtic stories, oral tradition, and from writers and poets. Among these sources are the Ballad of Thomas the Rhymer, Yeats' The ...

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tijgeltje

Feb 14, 2010

beautifull in its simplicity

A very nice book ,combination of pictures and writing!
To dream away out of the real world in moments of relaxation
A book to cherish!!

startraveler

Oct 4, 2007

Great Faeries

I thought it was a great book. The pictures alone are worth reading. Brian Froud is amazing.

kittiew

May 11, 2007

Faeries (Brian Froud)

Excellent book. Illustrations were from basic sketches to full illustration, very detailed and imaginative. Stories on the subject of faeries were informative without being too fanciful.

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