Sunday, July 31, 2011

How to See Faeries by John Matthews and Brian Froud

How to See Faeries

International bestselling artist Brian Froud and New York Times bestselling author John Matthews come together for the first time to create a spectacular interactive book that opens the doors to the enchanted world of Faerie. How does one discover faeries in one’s backyard or a garden, forest, or meadow? Through insets, hidden messages, magical signs, reflective mirrors, and other paper mechanics, Froud and Matthews reveal how anyone may discover the way to the land of Faerie. All you need is to believe and to own this book.



If you want a look inside...

What I liked:

This book is beautifully illustrated. So much so, that it really captures your imagination. The lift the flap surprises are wonderful and they lead you into the book, where the faeries are waiting for you. The varying styles of faeries, classic of Brian Froud, capture your heart and enthrall the mind.

What I didn't:

Not a thing.


If you love books about faeries, then you need to check this out. Pop-ups, lift the flap adventures, and portals into the faery world await. An excellent gift for someone who loves faeries, or for your own collection. I know I will be keeping this book in my library for a long time to come. Many thanks for the wonderful folks at Abrams for sending a copy my way for review.

Key points:

*Lift the flap adventures
*Portals into the faery world.
*Previously unpublished work by Brian Froud.
*Hidden messages
* Reflective faery mirrors
*Magical signs

If you are a fan of Brian Froud, then you know he is practically half faery himself. His books include:
Faeries, The Heart of Faerie Oracle, The Goblins of Labyrinth, The Runes of Elfland and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries. He lives in Devon, England.

John Matthews is a New York Times bestselling author of Pirates. He writes a great deal about history and folklore. He lives in Oxford, England.

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