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Good Faeries/Bad Faeries Hardcover – October 15, 1998
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Why are large, illustrated works offhandedly relegated to gather dust on the corner of your coffee table? Sure, you will want to put Good-Faeries/Bad Faeries in an obvious place, somewhere your friends will see it and pick it up, but it's far more than mere decoration. Froud's illustrations have delighted readers since his first book, Faeries, introduced us to the little people of folklore. Good Faeries/Bad Faeries is a doorway to the faery realm of the 20th century, where you'll meet delightful characters like Quempel, who dances to celebrate when something is done well; or the Buttered Toast Faery, who decides which side of a dropped piece of toast will hit the floor--faeries who will call you back so often that Good Faeries/Bad Faeries won't have a chance to gather dust. --Brian Patterson
From School Library Journal
YA-Froud's collection of fanciful sketches encompasses both the benevolent and the malevolent species of the tribe Faeries. The structure of the book is reversible with the jacket proclaiming "Good Faeries," matched on the flip side with the title "Bad Faeries." An introduction to each section covers Faery Blights, Faery Defects, Glamour, and Music, and offers advice to humans on protection against the meddling of the Bad Faeries. There are paragraphs on naming, classification, and a further delineation of earth, water, fire, and air Faeries. This is followed by an exposition on Faery physiognomy-their wings, eyes, ears, heads, and size. Faery communication and healing are also discussed. The illustrations are the heart of the book, whether done in black and white, sepia, or full color. They are vivid, full of vitality, and wonderfully varied. With unnumbered pages, this is primarily a sketchbook for readers to leaf through and marvel at the creative bent that depicts the countenances of: "The Buttered Toast Faery," "The Wrong Decision Faery," and the "Pot Pixie." While not as glamorously elegant as their counterparts, the Bad Faeries are indeed beautiful in their own right. Handsomely jacketed, this is a whimsical, charming, artfully crafted book.
Frances Reiher, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The odd thing about the book is the way they chose to divide the Good Faeries from the Bad Faeries. Instead of seamlessly going from front to back (as usual), you actually have to flip the book around. This makes it very inconvenience for me, since my desk space is rather limited.
Was Very Good, And I was Impressed with the Writing also. Planning On doing More Book Hunting
On One Of My Favorite Subject Matters. for any Fellow Faerie Fans It a Great Price for A Great Book. At First it was Hard to Follow as half The Book was Printed Keeping with its Title Good Faeries/Bad Faeries. And Its a Great Addition to My Amazon Faerie, And Elf Book Collection. Growing Month By Month. at times the Book Had Me Laughing.Brian Frond Is IMHO a Great Artist and Writer, I Give Five Stars Thank You Brian and Amazon