The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1440573069

Total Pages:224

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An enchanting treasury of fairy lore! Around the corner, behind the bushes, and just out of sight...fairies have spent hundreds of years weaving their way in and out of our homes and gardens to spread their magic. Featuring folklore, mythology, and poetry from around the world, this lovely collection reveals these ethereal spirits' extraordinary powers and the history behind their existence. From the case of the Cottingley fairies in the early twentieth century, whose photographs fooled thousands (including Arthur Conan Doyle), to the mischievous fairies found in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the fascinating stories surrounding these magical sprites are sure to captivate anyone who has ever dreamed of catching one hiding deep within her flowerbed. Whether you're interested in exploring the history and culture or just want to learn more about fairies' powers and trickery, you'll love plunging into the enchanting tales that bring these whimsical creatures to life. Complete with hundreds of lovely illustrations, Fairies reveals the magnificent beauty of these mesmerizing sprites as well as their knack for causing mischief.

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Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Author:Theresa Bane

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476612420

Total Pages:428

Viewed:1437

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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

Fairies

Author:Richard Sugg

Publisher:Reaktion Books

ISBN:1780239424

Total Pages:280

Viewed:841

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Don’t be fooled by Tinkerbell and her pixie dust—the real fairies were dangerous. In the late seventeenth century, they could still scare people to death. Little wonder, as they were thought to be descended from the Fallen Angels and to have the power to destroy the world itself. Despite their modern image as gauzy playmates, fairies caused ordinary people to flee their homes out of fear, to revere fairy trees and paths, and to abuse or even kill infants or adults held to be fairy changelings. Such beliefs, along with some remarkably detailed sightings, lingered on in places well into the twentieth century. Often associated with witchcraft and black magic, fairies were also closely involved with reports of ghosts and poltergeists. In literature and art, the fairies still retained this edge of danger. From the wild magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, through the dark glamour of Keats, Christina Rosetti’s improbably erotic poem “Goblin Market,” or the paintings inspired by opium dreams, the amoral otherness of the fairies ran side-by-side with the newly delicate or feminized creations of the Victorian world. In the past thirty years, the enduring link between fairies and nature has been robustly exploited by eco-warriors and conservationists, from Ireland to Iceland. As changeable as changelings themselves, fairies have transformed over time like no other supernatural beings. And in this book, Richard Sugg tells the story of how the fairies went from terror to Tink.

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg

Author:Gail Carson Levine

Publisher:Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:1423143337

Total Pages:208

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Fairy Haven's newest arrival, Prilla, along with Rani and Vidia, embarks on a journey filled with danger, sacrifice, and adventure. The fate of Never Land rests on their shoulders.

The Fairies (Illustrated)

Author:William Allingham

Publisher:Slavamax BVBA

ISBN:9461460112

Total Pages:9

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First published in Ireland in 1850, William Allingham's "The Fairies" was instantly popular among Victorian children and has remained a standard in poetry anthologies ever since. This delightful poem has been illustrated for today's audience by Julia Oleksiak. The Fairies — with its combination of humour, fantasy, enchantment, and mischief — will weave its spell afresh each time it is read. Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren't go a-hunting For fear of little men... Beware these fairies! They keep secrets. They cast spells. They cause mischief wherever they go.

Fairies

Author:Greg Clinton

Publisher:Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN:1502605090

Total Pages:64

Viewed:1229

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Fairies are classic fairy tale creatures with a rich history in literature and the oral tradition. Through exploring fables about fairies from around the world, this book gives an intimate study of what fairies are and how they have developed over generations of storytelling.

Fairies

Author:Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Publisher:Bellwether Media

ISBN:1648341411

Total Pages:24

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In some myths, fairies are believed to live in a different dimension but have the ability to enter the human world! Highlighting the history of fairies, supposed real-life encounters, and how these creatures are portrayed today, this high-low title is sure to spark magic in all readers. Engaging features include a map of fairy origins, a timeline, callouts of fairy myths around the world, and more! Discover the fantastical realm of the fairies in this nonfiction title!

Fairies

Author:Adele Nozedar

Publisher:Casemate Publishers

ISBN:1781599440

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1004

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From Shakespeares Queen of the Fairies to the Flower Fairies and the Christmas Fairy, the magical creatures have enchanted centuries of people. This book explores what makes fairies, elves and imps so special. These winged creatures have given their names to many words and phrases as one of the chapters reveals and weve been entranced by fairies since fairy tales introduced us to Fairy Godmothers. The main part of the book is an A-Z featuring thousands of fairies and their male counterparts. Each short biography will have a symbol to show where they found their fame, whether in books, films, cartoons or, like Fairy Liquid, brands and advertising. Did you know? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies and was taken in by a photograph which two little girls faked of fairies in Cottingley which he published in The Strand Magazine Dandelion seeds are known as fairies Fairy Lights were invented for Gilbert & Sullivans Iolanthe

Connecting with the Fairies Made Easy

Author:Flavia Kate Peters

Publisher:Hay House, Inc

ISBN:1788172787

Total Pages:384

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An introductory book on connecting with the mystical, magical world of the Fairies. In parallel with our world is another ancient and mystical realm which holds the answers to the imbalance we see in our modern, fractured society. This is the realm of the Fairies. In Connecting with the Fairies Made Easy, readers who feel a deep bond with the natural world will learn to reconnect with the old ways of the Fairies to restore balance and harmony in their lives. Fairies are nature spirits and the guardian angels of the natural world. Flavia Kate Peters - known as the Faery Seer -has been communing with them since childhood and is a wisdom keeper of the fairy realm. In this book, she shares where to find fairies and how to communicate with them through spells, meditations, invocations and magical ceremonies. She leads the reader through unique exercises such as Fire Scrying, Moon Bathing and Fairy Circling. Having communicated with many different kinds of fairies, she explains the differences between them - from gnomes and sylphs to salamanders and undines - and what their roles are in the natural world. For those new to the Fairy realm, this book is an essential resource to help them reopen the gates to the mystical world of the Fairies. This title was previously published within the Hay House Basics series.

Fairies

Author:Yoshitaka Amano

Publisher:Dark Horse Comics

ISBN:1621155528

Total Pages:288

Viewed:1455

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Yoshitaka Amano's lush ethereal paintings of magical creatures, spirits, goblins, and apparitions have been praised and admired all over the world. In Fairies he turns his considerable talent to capturing in breathtaking images characters from such beloved stories as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the wizard Merlin and his muse the intoxicating Nimue, mermaids of the deep as well as his interpretation of fairies from Celtic and Japanese mythology.

Fairies! A True Story

Author:Shirley Raye Redmond

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0307976939

Total Pages:48

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From the forest fairies of West Africa to the magical brownies of Scotland, people have told stories about fairies for a long, long time. In England, two little girls shocked the world when they claimed that they had proof that fairies existed; they had photographs! But are fairies myth? Or are they magic? Fairy fans and beginning readers will delight in this easy-to-read look at fairy folklore and sightings through the ages.

Dance Fairies #2: Jade the Disco Fairy

Author:Daisy Meadows

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545286778

Total Pages:80

Viewed:358

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Can Rachel and Kirsty help the Dance Fairies get their grooves back?The Dance Fairies' magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Everyone is miserable, except for Jack Frost and his goblins. They have the ribbons . . . and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back!The disco at Kirsty's school is sure to be a disaster without Jade's magic ribbon. Can the girls outwit the goblins in time?Find the magic ribbon in each book, and help keep the Dance Fairies on their toes!

Backyard Fairies

Author:Phoebe Wahl

Publisher:Tundra Books

ISBN:1101919159

Total Pages:32

Viewed:682

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From an Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning illustrator comes a magical story that proves fairies are real and they're all around us. They MUST be. Who else could have braided the dog's hair? Who else could be playing that faint music in the air? And who else could've made those mysterious circles in the grass? So thinks a little girl as she sets out into the woods in her backyard searching for the elusive little creatures. Although readers can see them, as hard as she looks, the fairies are always just out of view for our heroine. In the end, it's clear (to the girl AND to readers) that there is magic all around, even when it's hidden in plain sight. Lush, multi-textured illustrations bring the woods (and the fairies) to life in this playful read-aloud by Phoebe Wahl. Kids will delight in seeing the fairies hidden in each piece of art and revel in the tricks and games the fairies play on our unsuspecting heroine.

The

Author:Maureen Sky

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1493189395

Total Pages:42

Viewed:1638

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This book is a fun book for the reader as it displays a handful of emotions, a bit of quirkiness, perhaps some knowledge, some lessons to be learned and the feelings of pride and commitment. The colorful illustrations provide the perfect visual that definitely makes this story come to life. Also, the author, Maureen Sky, created the fairy images from her knowledge of vintage jewelry. Specifically, vintage Bakelite bangle bracelets (Maureen’s favorite pieces, I.e. “Applejuice, Butterscotch, and Endofday”) which allows the knowledgeable reader of Bakelite jewelry, a bit of fun and creative humor while reading the story.

The Coming of the Fairies

Author:Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1605201618

Total Pages:208

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Best remembered for his creation of Sherlock Holmes, the world's first consulting detective and a dedicated adherent to logic, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in later life became fascinated by the occult. In this peculiar 1921 nonfiction work, Conan Doyle mounts a defense of the infamous "Cottingley Fairies," supposed photographic evidence produced by two Yorkshire girls in 1917. Though the photographers admitted in the 1980s that they had faked the fairies, at the time their "evidence" was embraced by a public fascinated by spiritualism... and stoked by such proponents as Conan Doyle. Though later considered an embarrassing misstep on the author's part, this artifact of the writer's bibliography remains an intriguing read, and essential for anyone looking to understand the fad for the occult in the early decades of the 20th century. Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Lost World, 1912), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).

The Book of Elves and Fairies

Author:Frances Jenkins Olcott

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:048617431X

Total Pages:208

Viewed:1136

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Nearly 50 tales and fantasies from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, China, and other faraway places charmingly tell of elfin mounds, treasures of gold, fairy servants, and sprites of water, wood, and meadow.

Away with the Fairies

Author:Kerry Greenwood

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1615953647

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1977

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It's 1928 in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phryne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions. But while Phryne is learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing first hand, her personal life is thrown into chaos. Impatient for her lover Lin Chung's imminent return from a silk-buying expedition to China, she instead receives an unusual summons from Lin Chung's family, followed by a series of mysterious assaults and warnings.

Disney Fairies: Vidia Meets Her Match

Author:Kiki Thorpe

Publisher:Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:142315925X

Total Pages:128

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No fairy in Pixie Hollow is faster than Vidia. Then a new fast-flying fairy arrives—a very fast fast-flying fairy. Wisp loves speed more than anything . . . except maybe for danger. Right away, Vidia challenges Wisp to race. At first, Vidia wins easily. But Wisp keeps getting faster, and more fearless. She comes closer and closer to winning. And while Vidia finds the races thrilling, each one is riskier than the last. Someone might get hurt! Is it time for Vidia to put on the brakes?

Fairies, Sorcery and the Devil

Author:Donald Richter

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1796036951

Total Pages:398

Viewed:981

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This story begins with a green fairy being attacked by blue fairies in Jack’s backyard. He saves the fairy, who then tries to kill him, and is saved by a red fairy. He gets sent to Hollywood to find Merlin, who is an old magician at the Magic Castle. Merlin is over ten thousand years old. Fairy dust helps him regenerate. Merlin tells Jack how he came about in wars that he was in and helps Jack learn sorcery. Jack helps fight a blue fairy guardian. He learns that God sent angels to earth to round up the blue fairies and send them to a distant planet, which is what Stonehenge is for; but all the fairies didn’t leave. That is what they are dealing with now and the blue guardians are trying to get them back so they can rule the world. Jack grows young and strong, learning from Merlin and the ones he kills. He fights demons, and at the end, he fights Lucifer himself. There are three love stories that are woven into the story. I sure hope you enjoy it!

Petal Fairies #6: Danielle the Daisy Fairy

Author:Daisy Meadows

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545295920

Total Pages:80

Viewed:628

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Every flower is bright and blooming, thanks to the Petal Fairies! But when Jack Frost steals their magical petals, there's trouble in Fairyland. Help save Fairyland's flowers! Every flower is bright and blossoming, thanks to the Petal Fairies! But when Jack Frost steals their magical petals, the fairies are in trouble. Flowers everywhere could disappear! A picnic in the park turns into another adventure for Rachel and Kirsty! Could a new friend help them find Danielle the Daisy Fairy's missing petal? Find the magical petal in each book and keep Fairyland in full bloom!