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The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies

4.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
THIS WHIMSICAL AND charming collection of stories and poems was first published in 1951. Now a new generation of fairy fans can search for lost merbabies, bargain with pixies, and frolic under the moon with Jane Werner’s fantastic selection of “wee folk” tales, masterfully illustrated by Garth Williams.


From the Hardcover edition.
Library Binding, 80 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Random House Children's Books
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SnowBite
Jul 25, 2016 SnowBite rated it it was amazing
I have the original and the reprint. My mother passed the original down to me. I bought the reprint because my mother cut out several pictures in the original, and I was dying to know what those pictures were! The illustrations have, as another reviewer noted, a much greater depth in the original than in the reprint with its slick, shiny paper. Though the illustrations in this reprint seem lacking in spirit, the stories remain, and the poems, and this is SUCH a wonderfully creepy book. Yes, ther ...more
April
May 16, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, childrens
My mother had this book as a child, so growing up we read this over and over. The stories are charming and very different from other fairy tales. Garth Williams did the illustrations and they are fabulous. He is well-known for his work on the Little House on the Prairie books. This book was reprinted first in 1997 and then again recently. The colors aren't as deep and bright as the original book, but are still beautiful.
Heidi
Apr 01, 2016 Heidi rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book when I was younger.

There was something very unique about the way it was set up.

It was out of print for a long time. I heard that about 1997 it was re-issued. I have heard, however, that the newer edition is shortened (abridged) and also that the illustrations are different and not as good.
Deena
Sep 18, 2015 Deena rated it it was amazing
absolutely wonderful. a childhood favorite that I just reread.
Betsy
Feb 18, 2012 Betsy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
Why, oh why, do books like this go out of print????
Susan Zannos
Sep 07, 2014 Susan Zannos rated it it was amazing
Another childhood favorite
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