Good Faeries Bad Faeries

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Terri Windling
Simon and Schuster, Oct 15, 1998 - Art - 192 pages
67 Reviews
"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.
  

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Really cool illustrations! - Goodreads
If you don't, you will still appreciate the artwork. - Goodreads
Gorgeous pictures, unusual concept, great imagination. - Goodreads
Brad's artwork is outstanding. - Goodreads
In love with the illustrations. - Goodreads
Love the artwork and the faery lore. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Camille Dent - Goodreads

It's hard to find something negative to say about this book. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous and imaginative! The paragraphs describing the faeries also provide unique tidbits that are both ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Kelley - Goodreads

I don't think I would ever personally buy this book, but the artwork was fabulous. It was beautiful and detailed. I pretty much only used this book for a little bit of research, but even that doesn't ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 3
Section 4
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Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
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About the author (1998)

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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