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The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies

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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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Deena
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absolutely wonderful. a childhood favorite that I just reread.
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Another childhood favorite
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May 16, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
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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.
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Why, oh why, do books like this go out of print????
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