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Good Faeries Bad Faeries Hardcover – Oct 15 1998
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Why are large, illustrated works offhandedly relegated to gather dust on the corner of your coffee table? Sure, you will want to put Good-Faeries/Bad Faeries in an obvious place, somewhere your friends will see it and pick it up, but it's far more than mere decoration. Froud's illustrations have delighted readers since his first book, Faeries, introduced us to the little people of folklore. Good Faeries/Bad Faeries is a doorway to the faery realm of the 20th century, where you'll meet delightful characters like Quempel, who dances to celebrate when something is done well; or the Buttered Toast Faery, who decides which side of a dropped piece of toast will hit the floor--faeries who will call you back so often that Good Faeries/Bad Faeries won't have a chance to gather dust. --Brian Patterson
From School Library Journal
YA-Froud's collection of fanciful sketches encompasses both the benevolent and the malevolent species of the tribe Faeries. The structure of the book is reversible with the jacket proclaiming "Good Faeries," matched on the flip side with the title "Bad Faeries." An introduction to each section covers Faery Blights, Faery Defects, Glamour, and Music, and offers advice to humans on protection against the meddling of the Bad Faeries. There are paragraphs on naming, classification, and a further delineation of earth, water, fire, and air Faeries. This is followed by an exposition on Faery physiognomy-their wings, eyes, ears, heads, and size. Faery communication and healing are also discussed. The illustrations are the heart of the book, whether done in black and white, sepia, or full color. They are vivid, full of vitality, and wonderfully varied. With unnumbered pages, this is primarily a sketchbook for readers to leaf through and marvel at the creative bent that depicts the countenances of: "The Buttered Toast Faery," "The Wrong Decision Faery," and the "Pot Pixie." While not as glamorously elegant as their counterparts, the Bad Faeries are indeed beautiful in their own right. Handsomely jacketed, this is a whimsical, charming, artfully crafted book.
Frances Reiher, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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just amazing.The pictures look so real,like you can just reach out and touch the faeries.I have loved faeries ever since I was a
child,and when I would look at some of the pictures,I would cry.
Some of the pictures look like the faces I see when I look at a bush,tree,or flower.And I'm not ashamed to say I see faeries all
the time.I will definitely buy all of Brian Froud's books.
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Loved this book. The author shares truly important information regarding the history of Faeries. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to research the origin of Faeries.Published on May 20 2013 by channy
I love this book so much i trasure it like it is gold. The art in it is trully magickal and enchanting. Read morePublished on April 12 2003 by Hawkseye
This is a beautiful book full of color illustrations and faery lore. Both "Good" and "Bad" faeries are included in this
whimsical book as well as all kinds of information... Read more
An excellent book for people who enjoy Fantasy Art and anything related to faeries and goblins. Bryan Froud developed this great book from beautiful faeries to the grotesque, he... Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2002 by Shalizeh
The first thing that strikes you about this book is the pure beauty! The unique cover and way the book is bound, The Good Faeries is on one side, turn it over and The Bad Faries... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2002
This book has beautiful artwork, from intriguing and wonderfully dark at times, to bright and pretty. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002 by School Faery
From the first time i saw this book i was drawn to it. i begged my mom to buy it for me but it was a bit pricey.A few months went by and my birthday came around. Read morePublished on July 7 2002 by Niki
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