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Children's LiteratureThe author has collected fairy poetry written by such luminaries as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, William Shakespeare, and Jack Prelutsky. The poems are divided into four chapters: "Where fairies dance," "Fairy justice," "The road to fairyland" and "Fairy helpers." They are also indexed by title, author, and first line, making it very easy to find your favorite. This very whimsical and fun book is an enjoyable read. Mr. Hague's beautiful artwork could lead one to believe in fairies with each poem matched with the perfect illustration. Anyone who believes in fairy tales or those who need a little persuading will find this book a wonderful addition to their library. It could also serve as a great introduction to fairy poetry for young readers and a good addition to any library. 2004, HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 8 up.
—Gilda R. Daniels