Synopses & Reviews
and#160; The author of Abramsand#8217; How to See Faeries
(with Brian Froud) opens the land of faerie to all readers. The book provides a broad overview of faeries, including a Whoand#8217;s Who of Faeries; Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries; Faerie Courts; Faerie Spells; and Faerie Sightings. Faeries of the British Isles as well as those of Scandinavia, Germany, North America, and even the Asian, Arabic, and African worlds are discussed. Matt Dangler and other contemporary fantasy artists bring the land of faerie to life alongside such fine artists as William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J. M. W. Turner. Faeryland
contains an envelope of faerie photos to use as postcards; an invitation from Puck to a Faerie Ball; a 19th-century faerie pull-out map (currently housed in the Library of Congress!) and more.
Praise for Faeryland:
and#147;The book revives traditional fairy facts and lore for a new audience.and#8221; and#151;GeekMom
and#147;A beautiful book.and#8221; and#151;Yahoo! Voices
andldquo;Nobody does fantasy art like the guy who gave us The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.andrdquo;
andquot;Sure to please existing fans of the Froud team, who will probably look at this closely, this also works as a conversation-starting coffee-table book for browsers.andquot;
andquot;This elegant presentation of well-known and more obscure fairy tales from the point of view of the fairies combines the mysterious and magical with coldandnbsp; calculation and complexity: successful ingredients for sophisticated readers.andquot;
andquot;A beautiful and eerie bookandhellip;andquot;
andquot;A lovely package of visual fun weand#39;ve come to associate with the Froudand#39;s work.andquot;
Edited by David Larkin. Two talented artists explore the world of faeries in myths, legends, and folklore.
A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lees Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collectors book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with the original pencil drawings and watercolors.
More than just a reissue, this deluxe revised and updated edition contains essays from both Froud and Lee on the continuing influence of Faeries. There is also a foreword by bestselling author Jane Yolen.
Following in the footsteps of Trolls
, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores that complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs.
In Brian Froudandrsquo;s Faeriesandrsquo; Tales, readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the andldquo;trueandrdquo; story is told by the faeries. Similar to the Trolls fragments, the faeriesandrsquo; tales are coupled with portraits and interspersed with drawings and studies of the mysterious and enchanting folk who travel back and forth between the human world and theirs.
About the Author
Brian Froud is an artist, author, designer, and faery authority. He is the author of Lady Cottingtons Pressed Fairy Book, Good Faeries / Bad Faeries, The Faeries Oracle, Brian Frouds Goblins!, and The Heart of Faerie.
Alan Lee is an Academy Award-winning movie conceptual designer and illustrator. He is well known for his illustration of Tolkiens Middle Earth books and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Jane Yolen has written more than 200 books for children and adults, including the acclaimed The Devils Arithmetic.