Faeries, elves, goblins, leprechauns, brownies, spriggans and many other supernatural beings leap vividly off the page in this haunting collection of 25 classic fairy tales, richly emroidered with examples of ancient faery lore.
Discover the numerous different faery tribes of the British Isles, their enchantments, contrary morals and dangerous tricks. Marvel over ancient spells to summon faeries to your house, tremble at the shapeshifting powers of dangerous faery queens and, learn how to protect family members from the terrors of faery abduction. Interspersed with facts on faery folklore, these tales cover faery morals, elvish misdemeanours, the spells cast by goblins and the sightings of the creatures, as well as their dealings with mortals.
With charming illustrations from favourite illustrators throughout, including Arthur Rackham, this book reminds us of the enduring appeal of folklore and mystery for all generations.