- Hardcover: 88 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (October 13, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0810949415
- ISBN-13: 978-0810949416
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 11.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Goblins! A Survival Guide and Fiasco in Four Parts Hardcover – October 13, 2004
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The conceit of renowned fantasy illustrator Frouds latest book (after The Runes of Elfland; Lady Cottingtons Faerie Album; Faeries; etc.) is a clever one. The title page announces that, after working on the text and illustrations, Froud and his colleague Berk disappeared, leaving behind the dangerous fruits of their research into the goblin world. In a letter marked with suspicious red scribbles, they beg the publisher not to print their work, but the publisher decides to go ahead and release the book "as is"which means that Frouds drawings and Berks notes appear mussed up by dirty goblin fingerprints and scrawled with indignant goblin commentary. For example, next to Frouds drawing of a very grubby goblin named the Royal Lady Empyreuma Frouzy, the authors goblin informer writes: "nonsense this is sardine sallie she olde girrlfriend." The whole book is pretty delightful, even foror perhaps especially forthose who couldnt stand Frouds pretty, ethereal faeries.
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About the Author
Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include the international best-sellers Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries' Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud lives in Devon, England. Ari Berk is a folklorist, poet, and scholar of literature, ethnography, iconography, and comparative myth. He is also the author of popular titles for children, as well as The Runes of Elfland with Brian Froud. Berk is associate professor of English at Central Michigan University.
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Anyone who suspects they have goblins in their home you NEED this book! Just, find a good hiding place so they'll never find it. One that you can remember or you'll never see it again.Thank goodness they haven't figured out how to raid the post box yet or I would be in big trouble. Anyone who brings home this book will be in big trouble. I think I hear them now.......they know I have this book......OM.....&^%*&^(*&(*)(I)iwopfj oijp 438yt834y towjmflcanergliu 45y87ot y38 32t5785213r718guy hlked
Among the contents so minutely examined are the goblin's holiday Almanack; a field guide to goblin types, with portraits and principal characteristics; and vast amounts of ill-assorted notes about goblins at play and, uh, play. There are also a few astonishing photographs (realized in the end by the long-suffering Mme. Froud) presented with date, time, and cheese conditions; a partial transcription of the ancient and largely apocryphal Codex Goblinensis; and the pearl beyond price: how to know if you have goblins (you do).
If you're looking for the delicate mysteries of "The Runes of Elfland", you're on the wrong page. If you're looking for fun and more surprises than you expect to find even in a completely mad, outrageously well-illustrated and delightfully written large-format volume, you're totally in the right place. Oh, and don't mind the cover. It's a little sticky. Some of the pages are upside down, and goblin graffiti is everywhere. But that's all right. As soon as you're willing to leave the house in their care, it will get worse. But at least you'll know why!