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The Fairies' Ring: A Book of Fairy Stories & Poems Hardcover – 1 Oct 1999
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The pictures are lovely to look at
you can read this book to your child
delightful trip through fairyland
the book is very colour full
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The appeal of this collection lies not only in the variety of tales contained within, but also the wildly imaginative and vivid illustrations by Stephen Mackey. There is plenty in here to delight fans of the fae folk!
But be warned--Yolen writes of "real" fairies in this book--not the sweet, sugary wisps of Disney's invention, but the amoral beings who steal children and wives, sink ships and play tricks. The selections have a darkness to them that reflects more truly the faeries of folklore.
But even if the stories make you sad, it's worth it to melt away into the paintings and take a walk in fairyland.