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The Book of Faeries: A Guide to the World of Elves, Pixies, Goblins, and Other Magic Spirits

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Here's a charming and inspirational guide to the history and folklore surrounding faeries, and an examination of the meanings that these mythic beings have acquired in many cultures. Tradition defines faeries according to different general categories, which include nature spirits, helpers, tricksters and seducers, and angelic faeries. The author summarizes the long history ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Barron's Educational Series (first published March 31st 2002)
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Cathy Denton
This was a cute book to read. The pages have delightful illustrations and the layout of the text on each page is unconventional but still easy to read. The information is indexed in a way to be fairly easy to find the type of faerie/little people you are interested in. I thoroughly enjoyed my romp through the land of Tir Na N'Og- the land of the ever young!
Beautiful artwork. It's even got a little rituals and recipes section in the back :)
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Pretty little book of faeries, in all their different forms. Breaks down in to chapters by elementals, good faeries with a few specifically, bad faeries specifically, angelic faeries, and recipes, spellworks.

Colorful and light-hearted.
It was informative and everything I read was new to me but I think it's more a book for younger readers and just for fun as opposed to a book used for information purposes.
Sep 08, 2014 Mevurah rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Loved this book! The illustrations are beautiful! I must own a copy! :)
an interesting insight into the faerie world, from djinn to devas.
Yes Karina, I still believe in faeries :)
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