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A Practical Guide to Faeries (Practical Guide Family of Fantasy Essentials #2)

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Peek inside the secret world of faeries in the next book of the The New York Times best-selling Practical Guide family!

What's the difference between a pixie and a nixie? What happens if you nibble on a bite of faerie food? How do you say "good night" in the language of faeries? In this fully-illustrated guide, a mischievous pixie named Pip invites readers on an insider's t
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 13th 2009 by Mirrorstone
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Conan Tigard
Nov 13, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
A Practical Guide to Faeries is filled with all the information you will ever need to know about faeries and the Fewywild, the place where faeries live. This instructional book is stuffed with gorgeous pictures and helpful information you will need to know about should you ever want to visit the land of the fairies. You wouldn't want to visit the Feywild without having read this book, as it can be a very dangerous place. There are a lot of mischievous creatures that live in the Feywild and if yo ...more
A lush, nearly decadent book, A Practical Guide to Faeries is exactly what it advertises, a guide to finding, dealing with and surviving faeries. With beautiful art on every page, along with textured spots and even recipes, it teases every sense, pulling children (and adults) into the world of the Feywild. This book is high fantasy, but doesn't forget the darker side of fae, profiling fae who drink blood and try to drown adventurers and realms where you age a year a day. The fae's trickiness and ...more
Dec 28, 2013 Go rated it really liked it
This was a playful whimsical book. It was not on the same level as the dragon books but it was still done well. Faeries are mischievous and beautiful creatures, most of them anyway. Some were actually scary and rather smelly. It depicts the different types of faeries and where they can be found in the “Feywild.” For various reasons they use a variety of spells: illusions, charm, inspire fear, cause confusion, sleep, hypnotism and so forth. I loved the map to the Feywild, the illustration showing ...more
Apr 17, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it
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This is a really great book - jam packed with fairy lore, how to's and other fun stuff. It covers a wide range of fairies and fairy culture. My only complaint is that some of the illustrations border on cartoony and odd - rather than pretty or whimsical.
Jul 20, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it
I got this book for Bethy but I loved it more than her I think. It was a fun read. I love any thing that has to do with faeries. I hope some day I can go and visit the place this book talk about.wink wink
Jun 04, 2015 Mahdieh rated it liked it
This book involved faeries. It was kind of creepy how they gathered information about faeries and what they can do but i liked it. It was very entertaining to read.
Dec 02, 2009 Kristin rated it it was amazing
My daughter and I love this book. We are learning fairy dialects and cultural mores. Not the Disney nonsense.
Jan 09, 2013 Evangeline rated it liked it
This was a good book for learning about different kinds of faeries and how to catch one.
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When not reading, editing, or writing, Susan enjoys drinking ungodly amounts of coffee, dancing, playing video games, and working on her German language skills. She lives in rainy Seattle with her wonderful husband in a beautiful, strange house filled with plants. She has one cat (Nox), but her favorite animal has always been the jellyfish, and she holds a special fondness for all the ugliest crea ...more
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