Celebrating the long-standing mythology of faeries is this beautifully illustrated Deluxe Collectors Edition of “Faeries” by the two famous artists, Brian Froud and Alan Lee. Froud and Lee became even more world renown after being hired by Peter Jackson to assist him for “The Lord of the Rings” movies. Their creative talent allows us to glimpse into the land of Faerie, bringing to life the many types of faeries, letting our imaginations run free.
A quarter of a century after the first edition’s initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s “Faeries” is considered a fantasy classic, and definitely a regular seller in our bookstore. This newest edition features eight more original pieces of art by both Froud and Lee, as well as the original pencil drawings and watercolors.
More than just a reissue, this deluxe revised and updated edition contains essays from both Froud and Lee on the continuing influence of Faeries. There is also a foreword by bestselling author Jane Yolen.
As we went through the book, we felt like little children while turning page after page, agog at the incredible artwork! Although the subject of faeries might be considered for kids, this is not a book full of cute little Tinkerbells. These fairies can be as enchanting as they are frightening! Froud and Lee’s drawings portray the Faerie folk both good and bad, beautiful and bewitching, mesmerizing and mischievous.
As an additional bonus, this edition contains not only the artists’ handwritten notes, it also includes eight frameable prints and a poster!
This unique book seems to capture people of all ages. Well… that is the power of faerie magic after all, right?
Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.