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The Book of Fairies

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A collection of stories and poems about fairies, including an excerpt from James Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina, and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market.
Paperback, 125 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by HarperTrophy (first published October 31st 2000)
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Michael Hague is one of my favorite illustrators. No one illustrates fairy tales better than he does. This is a beautiful book, just 125 pages of glorious color illustrations. There are eight stories:

"Lock-out Time" (Peter Pan) by James Barrie
"Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen
"Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti
"The Flower-Babies" by M. Wallace-Dunlop & M. Rivett-Cranac
"Fairer-than-a-Fairy" by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force
"The Goodwife's Midnight Labors" by Elizabeth Grierson
Seizure Romero
This is a collection of fairy stories and poems illustrated by Michael Hague. His artwork is particularly Rackham-esque in this edition, but the main reason I picked it up is because it contains Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market." I once had an opportunity to buy a first edition of "Goblin Market and Other Poems" (published in 1862) but I was a few thousand dollars short of the asking price, which, oddly enough, was a few thousand dollars. This copy will do for now.
Little Miss and the Legomeister
Aug 09, 2011 Little Miss and the Legomeister marked it as just-looked-at-the-pictures  ·  review of another edition
I checked this one out for Little Miss. She wanted some fairy books. I knew it was way too long for her but the pictures are gorgeous. She really enjoys looking through them.

But... there's one picture -of goblins attacking a woman- I kinda wish she hadn't seen that one.
Jan 13, 2011 lita marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: about-fairies
this book should be my birthday present six years ago :(
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Michael Hague is renowned as the illustrator of many children's classics, including editions of The Wizard Of Oz, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, and The Velveteen Rabbit. He also illustrated The Book of Ghosts, Where Fairies Dance, The Book of Wizards, and The Book of Fairy Poetry as well as wrote and illustrated the graphic novel in The Small. Michael lives with his wife, Kathleen, in Colorado Springs, C ...more
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