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Faeries Paperback – 11 Sep 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books; New edition edition (11 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862050147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862050143
  • Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 21 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 742,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Brian Froud is an international bestselling artist, author, film, designer, and faery authority. In addition to Faeries, his books include Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, with Monty Python's Terry Jones, Good Faeries / Bad Faeries, The Faeries' Oracle, Brian Froud's Goblins! with Ari Berk and The Heart of Faerie with his wife, Wendy Froud. He has also served as the conceptual designer on two of Jim Henson's classic films, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Alan Lee is an Academy Award-winning movie conceptual designer and illustrator. He is well known for his illustration work of Tolkien's Middle Earth books, as well as the centenary edition of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Lee has worked as the conceptual designer on the films, Legend, Eric the Viking, King Kong, and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Jane Yolen has written more than two hundred books for children and adults, including the acclaimed, The Devil's Arithmetic. She is the recipient of many honours and awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Christopher Medal, the Nebula and the Golden Kite Award. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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By A Customer on 7 Aug. 2005
Format: Paperback
This book begins with text written by artists Brian Froud and Alan Lee explaining why they love faeries and drawing them and other wee folk. Then there is the mythology side of it which gives us some background and understanding, all this text is surrounded by wonderful little drawings. The rest of the book then displays gorgeous work by both artists along with quirky little explanations of each drawing. If you love faeries you will love this book.
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Format: Paperback
Another masterpiece from Brian Froud and Alan lee.
This book is an explination into the wonderful world of faries,
I have purchased many books on faries and some by Brian Froud , but this one it the best yet. It introduces you to the fairy world in a way that captures you forever. The book is bursting with the most amazing art, from sketches to paintings, all vervibrant and alive with emotion and passion.
My children also got so much enjoyment from it, It as with other Brian Froud works looks at both sides of the fairy world, not just the good but the naughty, medling elves and pixies.
I highly recomend this book for all ages and not just fairy enthusiasts, I know this could be enjoyed by all.
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By A Customer on 27 Oct. 1998
Format: Hardcover
Brian Froud is a mastermind. As a young artist myself....I grew up with this book..and it practically tought me to draw. I could never imagine life without it..I've just always had it. And I could never tire of it. It ages beautifully with its owner..all ages can read into it in different ways....as I have found...its stories change as I get older. If ANYONE out there has a copy of Brian Frouds Land of the Dark Crystal....please let me know...I'd love to purchase a copy!!
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Format: Paperback
i remember seeing this book when i was a little girl. i have never, to this day, ever forgot the beautifully illustrated pages. this book would make an ideal unforgettable gift for anyone you cherish, a fantastic buy.
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By A Customer on 18 Aug. 2000
Format: Paperback
I first bought this book years ago when it was first published. I still don't know why - it just seemed to call out to me from the shelf.
I fell in love with the faeries as a result of Froud's wonderful illustrations.
I've bought (and enjoyed) everything he's done since, but (sorry, Brian!) I still think this is far and away the best.
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Format: Hardcover
Float on the wings of a faerie, to a land that has existed for an eternity, and that will exist for eternities to come. Brian Froud and Alan Lee have created a marvelous book that weaves a magical tapestry about the reader, and won't let them go until the book is through with them! A perfect blending of typed and hand-written texts, and many differing styles of artwork help to make this volume a captivating sourcebook for lovers of the fae and light hearts everywhere! Colorful, richly drawn canvases reach out to the viewer to entrance them and hold them in the faerie world these two gentlemen speak so ellequently about. The combination of lovely prose, great sections of written verses and blurbs, and staggeringly beautiful, (and sometimes staggeringly jarring,) artwork make this book a true transportation device. Straight past the walls of reality and through the veils of the Enchanted World! I would recommend it to anyone with a free spirit, a grand imagination, and especially to someone who needs a
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By A Customer on 17 July 1998
Format: Paperback
I first saw this book in a store while attending University and fell instantly in love. I have waited 10 long years to own a copy of my own and finally I have it !!! I am familiar with the works of both Mr. Froud and Mr. Lee -- through my friend and author, Anna Marie Ferguson ( Legend : the Arthurian Tarot ). This book should be on the shelves of every child, so that they may keep the path to their imaginations open. Had this book been in my posession years ago, I know without a doubt it would have provided both comfort and inspiration to a young girl seeking a path to the land of the Fey. I have yet the words to describe what this book means to me. I will treasure it for the rest of my days - and entrust a copy to as many as possible.
I, too am in the process of choosing one of these exquisite depictions of the Faerie Folk to tattoo on myself, as an homage to the works of Mr. Froud and Mr. Lee.
Thank-you both for taking my hand and showing me the way. I als! ! o have a copy of "Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells" and "The Dark Crystal" my favorite film. I look so forward to collecting more of your wonderous works!
If you do not already have a copy -- hardcover, of course -- get one ( or six ). Everyone who has the priveledge of viewing mine wants one of their own!
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got this more to look at the fairy illustrations (or faerie!!)
Haven't read all the words but what i have read really suits the magical fairy world subject.
The illustrations are beautiful just as one would imagine a fairy world - and i'm not a fairy fanatic.
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