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Faeries [With Poster and 8 Frameable Prints]
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Brian Froud is an international bestselling artist, author, film, designer, and faery authority. In addition to Faeries, his books include Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, with Monty Python's Terry Jones, Good Faeries / Bad Faeries, The Faeries' Oracle, Brian Froud's Goblins! with Ari Berk and The Heart of Faerie with his wife, Wendy Froud. He has also served as the conceptual designer on two of Jim Henson's classic films, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Alan Lee is an Academy Award-winning movie conceptual designer and illustrator. He is well known for his illustration work of Tolkien's Middle Earth books, as well as the centenary edition of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Lee has worked as the conceptual designer on the films, Legend, Eric the Viking, King Kong, and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Jane Yolen has written more than two hundred books for children and adults, including the acclaimed, The Devil's Arithmetic. She is the recipient of many honours and awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Christopher Medal, the Nebula and the Golden Kite Award.

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Twenty-five years ago, self-proclaimed "faery authorities" Froud and Lee published the first edition of their imaginative faery field guide. Since then, the two have gone on to publish numerous faery books and contribute their ideas to such fantasy films as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Legend and the new Lord of the Rings. This expanded version, like its predecessor, features pencil drawings and watercolors of mythical creatures, as well as brief descriptions of their origins and powers; it draws on a long history of phantasmagoric iconography in the generally occidental vein. It boasts new art and introductions by the artists, as well; in its silver anniversary, the bewitching quality of its content remains. Besides faeries, the authors also include renderings of many other denizens of faery land-goblins, dwarves and leprechauns, for instance-as well as stranger breeds, such as the Fachan, a one-armed, one-legged oddity from the Scotland highlands and the Jack-in-Irons, a "Yorkshire giant who haunts lonely roads." For the child learning the pleasures of magical worlds, or for adults who never forgot, this book remains a delight. 176 color and 38 b&w illustrations. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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