The author of Abrams’ How to See Faeries (with Brian Froud) opens the land of faerie to all readers. The book provides a broad overview of faeries, including a Who’s Who of Faeries; Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries; Faerie Courts; Faerie Spells; and Faerie Sightings. Faeries of the British Isles as well as those of Scandinavia, Germany, North America, and even the Asian, Arabic, and African worlds are discussed. Matt Dangler and other contemporary fantasy artists bring the land of faerie to life alongside such fine artists as William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J. M. W. Turner. Faeryland contains an envelope of faerie photos to use as postcards; an invitation from Puck to a Faerie Ball; a 19th-century faerie pull-out map (currently housed in the Library of Congress!) and more.
Praise for Faeryland:
“The book revives traditional fairy facts and lore for a new audience.” —GeekMom
“A beautiful book.” —Yahoo! Voices
When I was a little girl, I was captivated by all things fantasy and it pleases me to see my daughter also interested in such things. I remember the days spent at the library grasping every fantasy book that perked my interest. Those books with lots of beautiful illustrations inside were always the first to come home with me. I’ll admit it has been awhile that a book of such magical and wonderful things of fantasy has graved my presence until just recently. Thanks to Abrams Books, I’ve recaptured a part of my own childhood and am getting to share such wonders with my daughter with the book Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones.
In this book, author J. Matthews and Art by M. Dangler (as well as art from celebrated contemporary and classic artists such as William Blake, Henry Fuseli, J. M. W. Turner, and others.) brings readers back to or perhaps for the first time into the magical world of fairies. This book is very interactive and it sheds light on the tales of fairies from all over the world such as those in Germany, Scandinavia, Asia, the British Isles, and many more places.
There are little envelopes found in the pages of this book that include things such as photos, history, and charms. My daughter really loved opening those little envelops to see what was inside! Another thing my daughter found inspiring was the included nineteenth-century Faerie pullout map that is currently housed in the Library of Congress. She since seeing it has started to draw up her own little maps of secrets worlds she’s created.
The book is divided into 13 sections those which include a few of the following;
- A Brief History of Faeries
- Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries
- Faerie Names
- Faerie Sightings
- Faerie Music
Want it? This is a fun book that I would recommend to any fantasy lover. Learning a little more about the Faerie Kingdom has been quite the fun adventure especially since my daughter is so interested too. You can pre-orderFaeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Onesfor 15.00 on Amazon.com right now but note it won’t be out till May 21st!
Disclosure: I received Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones from Abrams Books but no compensation has been received. All thoughts about the product are my own.