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Good faeries/Bad faeries (1998)

by Brian Froud, Terri Windling (Editor)

Other authors: Fiona Andreanelli (Cover designer), David Costa (Designer)

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Good Faeries/Bad Faeries gives an insight in to the imagination of the artist, and into the mystical worl d that lies deep within the human psyche. '
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Good faeries bring us inspiration, they are bright and beautiful and helpful by nature. They influence our lives in numerous positive ways bestowing gifts on those brave enough to believe. Seeing into our hearts, they are always there to protect and heal.

Bad faeries are bringers of misfortune, they are dark and mysterious and mischievous by nature. They often bring bad luck into our lives, bestowing curses on those foolish enough to cross their paths. Preying on our vulnerabilities, they are to blame for sickness and madness.

Good Faeries/Bad Faeries all have more in common then you might believe. A pixie blessing may have unintended consequences and a bogle curse may bring unexpected gifts. A beautiful and insightful look into the light and dark side of these elusive and magical beings that are as complex and individual as you or I. ( )
  LarissaBookGirl | Aug 2, 2021 |
nice artwork but very similar to his other book. ( )
  Distant_Star | Nov 29, 2015 |
Library borrow; great drawings. inspiration for kids fancy dress. ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
I enjoyed the illustrations in this book. Lush might be a word to describe them. I also enjoyed the references to faery lore from other places and times. I think others might enjoy the playfulness/seriousness of the text and descriptions of the faeries attributes, though I found them wearing. It's possible that the fact that it all smacked so much of Animism, which I don't subscribe to in any form, was what tired me of it. ( )
  MrsLee | Apr 29, 2010 |
anything of brian or wendy frouds work is amazing and up lifting making you feel like a child again full of hope and happiness ( )
  fionajane1981 | May 26, 2009 |
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Froud, BrianAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Windling, TerriEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Andreanelli, FionaCover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Costa, DavidDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past.
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"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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