The Little People: Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk

The Little People: Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk

by Neil Philip, William Blake, Jacqueline Mair

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-This survey is both exhaustive and engaging. Philip defines fairies as "all kinds of magical beings who can take a human form" and confines his survey to the fairy folk of northern Europe. Each of the eight chapters begins with an explanatory note for the topic under discussion, be it "Fairy Neighbors," "Fairy Treasure," "Mischievous Fairies," etc., followed by brief but succinct retellings of tales that illustrate a particular trait or behavior. The book is handsomely decorated with full-color plates from 30 different artists, including Arthur Rackham, William Blake, Richard Doyle, Edmund Dulac, and George Cruikshank. Pencil drawings by Jacqueline Mair provide additional interest. Notes on fairy lore, fairy paintings, and a glossary of fairies are also included. In all, a well-written, attractive choice for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with this magical realm.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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