Good Faeries, Bad Faeries

Good Faeries, Bad Faeries

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Good Faeries, Bad Faeries by Brian Froud

"Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc...."

In the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Faeries, artist Brian Froud rescues pixies, gnomes, and other faeries from the isolation of the nursery and the distance of history, bringing them into the present day with vitality and imagination. In this richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries — what their noses and shoes look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls and their dreams are like.

As it turns out, faeries aren't all sweetness and light. In addition to such good faeries as Dream Weavers and Faery Godmothers, Brian introduces us to a host of less well behaved creatures — traditional bad faeries like Morgana le Fay, but also the Soul Shrinker and the Gloominous Doom. The faery kingdom, we find, is as subject to good and evil as the human realm. Brilliantly documenting both the dark and the light, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries presents a world of enchantment and magic that deeply compels the imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684847818
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 218,730
Product dimensions: 9.14(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator and author. His books include the bestseller seller Faeries, with Alan Lee, Lady Cottington's Pressed Faery Book, and Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells, the latter two with Monty Python's Terry Jones. He also served as the conceptual designer on two of Jim Henson's films, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He resides in Devon, England, with his wife and son.

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Good Faeries, Bad Faeries 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
JPeaches More than 1 year ago
The book is a lovely book for people interested in fantasy artwork. I bought this book for inspiration for a book I'm writing which takes place in the world of faeries. This book has some of the most amazing, imaginitive and beautiful artwork I've ever seen. It's a great coffee table book and is printed on beautiful high quality paper. I really loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far one of the most amazing faerie books I have ever read, and full of exquisite artwork, this is well worth the $30.00 you will spend for it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! The drawings are outstanding, and the stories to go with them are wonderly humorous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely amazing. I read through it in an hour, and it was simply extraordinary. I highly reccomend it for any faery lover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. And if you are going to buy it by the store you most hurry because they ran out fast. Its better to call and see if they have it. The book really great. It will take you to the land of fantasy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very cool. I love looking at all of the pictures. The descriptions make you BELIEVE. Froud did a great job on the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think it was a very good book and pretty pictures...i love the details about the faeries,but the cost is kind of high,but a great book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I read a little more every night. As I read each page, I learn so much. It is so fascinating with Frouds words descriptions and illistrations. I believe every thing about faeries. I'm using his drawings to help me learn how to draw my faeries. You should most definitley buy this book. You will enjoy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing in the illustration department, and was very helpful for understanding what faeries are, but Froud often says that he talked to this faerie and that faerie and it makes you a bit skeptical about the whole book. A good choice if you're willing to pay the $30.00 to get it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a very beautifully done book,wonderful illustrations and a brief summary about the faeries.the illustrations make you want to read more.i enjoyed it very much and i think that,if your into that kind of stuff,you will to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was awsome! The pictures were beautiful
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book to read if you just want to get away. A must have for any fairy lover or for anyone who loves fanatsy! This book has the most beautiful illustrations. Brian Froud is extreamly talented. An A+ book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book.. the pics are just beautiful.. the arrangement of the fairies (good and bad) is very insightful.. lovers of fairies must get this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read what you never knew about the mystical world of Faeries,good and bad. Intricate drawings and captivating discriptions of the planets most beautiful,frighting and odd creatures. A must read, if you are the fantasy type!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably my favorite book, art or otherwise, to ever grace my shelf. An amazing collection of modern faeries from one of todays most intresting artists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
so real and so beautiful, as they stare at me reading about them, anticipating my reactions to the tale. The artist has captured without capturing, the true beauty of beings, believe it... or not?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is my favorite. Though i do not believe in faeries, i enjoyed this book as much as any believer would.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a sequel to that wonderful and classic faery art book FAERIES (by Brian Froud and Alan Lee), and its if anything evem better than that book! The art is just as good, maybe better, and the writing is SO much better, I guess maybe because Terri Windling was involved with this one and she's as amazing as Mr. Froud (read her 'Folkroots' columns in Realms of Fantasy magazine and you'll see what I mean). What a team, Froud and Windling! Long may they continue!!!!! Long live the faeries!!!! Everyone should buy this book if they love myth, magic, you won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an exceptional addition to my library. It will be loved by children and adults alike! Not only is it fun, but it is a beautiful piece of art also.