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Author Dubois, Pierre, 1945-

Title The great encyclopedia of faeries / text Pierre Dubois ; illustrations Claudine and Roland Sabatier.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cordova DL Stacks - CORG-7  398.21 DUB    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  398.21 DUB    AVAILABLE
 Sheffield PL Stacks - SHFG-8  398.21 DUB    AVAILABLE
Description 183 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183).
Summary Rising from the mist long, long ago, the faeries date back to a golden age--well before the creation of gods and humans. In their enchanted fancy, they created the singing grasses and the reflection of springs, the music of legends and the far side of the mirror. From the Valkyries of Valhalla to the Babouchka of Russia, the vast kingdom of faeries populate the imaginations and forests of every culture. The world of the faeries has never been more enthralling and bewitching than in this richly detailed, imaginatively illustrated chronicle of its magical denizens and no one is better qualified than renowned French elficologist Pierre Dubois to reveal the extra-ordinary richness of this realm (drawn from pan-European folklore). Filled with legend, surprising fact, and a rich range of literary reference, The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries features hundreds of imaginative and wonderful full-color portraits of famous and unsung faeries, reveals their sacred haunts, and describes the ancient secrets of their elfin souls. Faery popularity is currently at an all-time high, and the millions of enthusiasts around the world will love this beautiful, comprehensive survey. They are known as the Little People, the Beautiful Maidens, the Godmothers, the Blessed, the Ageless Ones...for it is dangerous to say the name "faeries" without good reason. Ruling over earth, air, fire, and water, they protect forests, animals, and children, and in their hands lie the dreamy souls of all creatures. Dubois provides readers with authoritative information detailing the customs, habitat, and activities of these Little People. Faery Godmothers, we discover, were originally tall, distinguished, and rather severe; only recently have they taken up the magic wands and cheerful smiles we know them for today. We learn that the favorite foods of the Arthurian faery Viviane are the blackberries that surround Merlin's tomb. And among the customs and activities of the Bogey Beast, the prime goal is indeed to scare little children, if only for their protection. Dubois's entrancing descriptions are accompanied by Roland and Claudine Sabatier's marvelous illustrations, which depict the appearance of the faeries, the places where they are found, and their familiar objects. Without revealing any faery confidences (which must never be betrayed), Dubois and the Sabatiers have created a comprehensive and utterly enchanting survey of a magical world as old as time. In the bestselling tradition of Brian Froud's "Good Faeries/Bad Faeries" comes an utterly enchanting, sumptuously illustrated, and peerlessly comprehensive catalog of the faeries and their magical kingdom.
Subject Fairies.
Added Author Sabatier, Claudine.
Sabatier, Roland, 1942-
Added Title Grande encyclopédie des fées. English
ISBN 0684869578 hardcover
9780684869575 hardcover

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