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Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores that complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs.
In Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the “true” story is told by the faeries. Similar to the Trolls fragments, the faeries’ tales are coupled with portraits and interspersed with drawings and studies of the mysterious and enchanting folk who travel back and forth between the human world and theirs.
About the Author
Brian Froud, one of the most respected mythic artists of our time, has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork.
Wendy Froud is a sculptor, writer, and puppetmaker and is best known as the fabricator of Star Wars’ Yoda. The Frouds live in Devon, England.
“Nobody does fantasy art like the guy who gave us The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.”
"Sure to please existing fans of the Froud team, who will probably look at this closely, this also works as a conversation-starting coffee-table book for browsers."
"This elegant presentation of well-known and more obscure fairy tales from the point of view of the fairies combines the mysterious and magical with cold calculation and complexity: successful ingredients for sophisticated readers."
— School Library Journal
"A beautiful and eerie book…"
— Tribune News Service
"A lovely package of visual fun we've come to associate with the Froud's work."
— Locus magazine