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Faeries Paperback – Deluxe Edition, November 11, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books; Revised and expanded 25th Anniversary ed. edition (November 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862055580
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862055582
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,979,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Twenty-five years ago, self-proclaimed "faery authorities" Froud and Lee published the first edition of their imaginative faery field guide. Since then, the two have gone on to publish numerous faery books and contribute their ideas to such fantasy films as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Legend and the new Lord of the Rings. This expanded version, like its predecessor, features pencil drawings and watercolors of mythical creatures, as well as brief descriptions of their origins and powers; it draws on a long history of phantasmagoric iconography in the generally occidental vein. It boasts new art and introductions by the artists, as well; in its silver anniversary, the bewitching quality of its content remains. Besides faeries, the authors also include renderings of many other denizens of faery land-goblins, dwarves and leprechauns, for instance-as well as stranger breeds, such as the Fachan, a one-armed, one-legged oddity from the Scotland highlands and the Jack-in-Irons, a "Yorkshire giant who haunts lonely roads." For the child learning the pleasures of magical worlds, or for adults who never forgot, this book remains a delight. 176 color and 38 b&w illustrations.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'This enchanting book explores the realm of elves, pixies, leprechauns, dryads and other mythical creatures. Nearly 200 extraordinary drawings and full-colour paintings combine to produce a book which has stood the test of time since it was first published.' Kindred Sprit on Faeries

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Customer Reviews

Anyone who is fascinated with 'faeries' will love this book.
Kindle Customer
I remember the original book, this one is the Collector's Edition which is a reprint but also comes with additional removable prints which are just beautiful.
eaglingeye
This is a classic book illustrated by Brian Froud and Allan Lee - a cornerstone in my own faerie library!
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112 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Ms. WB on September 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My parents gave this to me for my fifth birthday and it is one of the most cherished and beautiful books that I own. It's a compilation of gorgeous watercolors, sketches, and a systematic like grouping of faeries and their mythical kin. I can't imagine a better book for a young artist or creative reader. I spent hours and hours poring over each illustration and reading about the origins of all the creatures. It has a Jim Henson-like quality in its imaginative spirit (echoed by one of the jacket covers which features Froud with a little puppet faery mannikin posed in a tree). Alan Lee is responsible for those gorgeous watercolors, while Brian Froud does the kinetic sketches (Froud was also the illustrator of Lady Cottingtons Book of Pressed Faeries--a funny and darkly humored picture book). Sidenote: Brian Froud's wife, Wendy, was one of the artists responsible for the very beautiful (if slightly dated) Dark Crystal and, I did not know this--YODA!! Who knew?! Wonderful news, too, the 25th edition of this book contains 20 new pieces by Froud and Lee.

As for the nakedness: When I was six I thought everyone's body was beautiful and nakedness definitely didn't put me off. The only times it was disturbing was when adults made a big deal of it. That and finding a discarded copy of Penthouse behind an abandoned building both fascinated and freaked me out. But Froud's book is nothing like that. I'd no more be upset by the nudity in this then I would by the nudity in Renaissance paintings. I'm guessing adults must read more eroticism into it than any child would. If you're really worried, check out Brian Froud's website--it has some of the illustrations from Faeries and will give you a better sense of it. Personally, I think it's a wonderful book for children.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Daena Ortego on October 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
I first saw this book when I was 7 when my dad, knowing I loved both art and faeries, brought it home for me from the library. Needless to say, I loved it but several of the more intense drawings scared me! I dog-eared the scariest pages so I could skip over them easily... many years later I came across a copy of it and simply had to buy it. Not only is the art and text inspiring, but it's the kind of book that sticks in your mind over time...
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If you thought you liked Lady C's Pressed Fairy Book (now out of print), then you'll LOVE this one!! It is the best faerie book i have ever seen, and read. It not only tells you the history of faeries, but it also gives you an idea where Faerie -the land of faeries- is, it gives you detailed information about all the wee folk! If you thought faeries were the pretty winged Tinkerbell likes, think again, and read this book! You'll get surprised on how many faerie types there is!!
The book is beautifully illustrated, and a must for every one interested in faeries, and art! This one should be in the bookshelf in every home! Buy it for yourself, for your mom, your kid and for your best friend!! It makes a great present!
Definately worth the money, i'd pay the double price if i had to, it's that great!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lesley West on September 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book long, long ago, and I now have a child who is very interested in faeries. So it was bought down from the bookshelf, the dust blown off it, and we settled down for a read. I had forgotten what a gem this book is.
The illustrations alone are worth the purchase price. If you are interested in fine art, let alone book illustrations, you will apreciate this book. The text is well written and amusing, with a great deal of attention to the smaller details of the small people's lives. And let us not forget the less than nice faeries - the bad faeries who we think are best forgotten. They also get a slice of the action. It is sometimes pleasant to have that little shiver of frightening childhood memories.
It is a delightful book. Its not strictly a children's book but you will be very fondly remembered by any child you present this to as a gift. Its not strictly an adult book either, but hey, let's live a little! Leave it on your coffee table and I guarantee everyone will pick it up. Maybe it has its own little bit of magic.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By BRNeat@aol.com on August 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
I first found this book in thge sci-fi section of my local bookstore, I had seen the cartoon short based on this book and I was interested in the what the book was like. I paged through it thinking it would be a well illustrated tolkien like story, like the animated version. Then after looking through about half a page I was hooked, I couldn't put it down, I stoped reading when the store was closed and the checkout clerk forced the book from my hands, two days later I was back with the price of the book in my wallet. This was the first book I had ever read that actually talked about the evil, dark faeries that your childhood storybooks never talk about, like redcaps, and the unseelie court. I have read this book cover-to-cover several times and I am still finding things in some of the illustrations I hadn't noticed before. If your interested by this book, get yourself a copy of the animated version.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 21, 1997
Format: Paperback
My mother gave my a copy of "Faeries" for Christmas 1980, when I was 11. I was instantly enchanted with the idea of faeries as real beings, and accepted much of the text as truth. I fantasized about spotting faeries in the woods and rocks surrounding my childhood home, and made many (sophomoric) attempts to copy Brian Froud's illustrations. As an adult I even had a flower faerie tattooed on my ankle in homage to his art
My origional copy of "Faeries" is tattered and dog-eared, most of the pages have fallen out, and are hopelessly out-of-sequence, but I can't bear to throw it away. I count "Faeries" as one of the most influential books I had as kid growing up, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to any child (or adult) interested in faeries or mythology. The book is incredibly well-researched, and beautifully illustrated. The hand-written text can be difficult to read at times, but adds to the wonderful illusion of illicitly reading someone's journal
Bravo for reissuing this book, I am ordering my new hardcover copy today
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