Synopses & Reviews
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.
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;
If you brought home the first edition, you were in big trouble! If you bring home this new and expanded edition, you are in even deeper trouble! Renowned artist Brian Froud and scholar Ari Berk have continued their exploration of the goblin realm. (For the uninformed, goblins are those maleficent creatures who cause all manner of havoc in the human realm.) Now, thanks largely to Froudandrsquo;s and Berkandrsquo;s continuing carelessness, the viscid and largely nonsensical NEW volume has been unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Among its pages are new letters of apologies and disclaimers complete with new art; a list of Gargleandrsquo;s new titles, grants, entitlements, and responsibilities; and, sadly, much more! Also included is an envelope containing a new talisman that is guaranteed
to ward off goblins.
About the Author
Brian Froud has created some of the most respected and highly acknowledged mythic artwork of our time. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. Wendy Froud is an American (born in Detroit) who is a doll artist, sculptor, and puppet-maker, best known for her work creating creatures for the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, as well as her work on the Star Wars series, for which she was the fabricator of Yoda. The Frouds live in Devon, England.