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In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty,  Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining—this gorgeous volume offers an array of exquisite vintage4 and In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty,  Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining—this gorgeous volume offers an array of exquisite vintage4 and contemporary fine art and photography, literature, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes that provide hours of reading, viewing, and dreaming pleasure, along with a multitude of ideas for modern-day living and entertaining with a distinctive fairy touch.


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In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty,  Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining—this gorgeous volume offers an array of exquisite vintage4 and In this exquisite anthology, Editor in Chief Carolyn Turgeon and the editors of Faerie Magazine welcome you into an enchanted realm rich with myth, mystery, romance, and abundant natural beauty. Organized into four sections—Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty,  Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining—this gorgeous volume offers an array of exquisite vintage4 and contemporary fine art and photography, literature, essays, do-it-yourself projects, and recipes that provide hours of reading, viewing, and dreaming pleasure, along with a multitude of ideas for modern-day living and entertaining with a distinctive fairy touch.

30 review for The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lorna

    This is a lovely indulgent book, filled with gorgeous 19th century fairy paintings and illustrations. It has tasters of many different sources of myth and legend - especially of the British Isles from Medieval to present day. Its audience is an adult looking to rekindle wonder.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Mitchell

    I took my time reading and enjoying this wonderful book. I read and re-read parts, skipped around some, and then started over at the beginning. This is such an enchanting and beautiful book. I recommend it to all lovers of everything faerie.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    This handbook is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. The hardcover itself is stunning with silver-edged pages and a connected ribbon bookmark. In this handbook, the reader is treated to a compilation of all things faerie, including sections on Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty, Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining. The content is well-chosen, featuring everything from articles about artists like Arthur Rackham to recipes for modern living. I’m not much one for cooking, ente This handbook is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. The hardcover itself is stunning with silver-edged pages and a connected ribbon bookmark. In this handbook, the reader is treated to a compilation of all things faerie, including sections on Flora and Fauna, Fashion and Beauty, Arts and Culture, and Home, Food, and Entertaining. The content is well-chosen, featuring everything from articles about artists like Arthur Rackham to recipes for modern living. I’m not much one for cooking, entertaining, or crafts, so my favorite pieces were the historical accounts of people or places and, of course, the fae. I have to say my favorite aspect of this handbook was definitely the artwork and overall design/layout throughout the book. The photographs, paintings, and drawings were stunning and clearly chosen with care. There’s another handbook coming soon, which will be focused on mermaids, and I plan to check that one out also. I’m hoping the creators will consider other handbooks in the future as well!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    A must-have for every fairy enthusiast! Review and photos at sweetvioletbeauty.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. It's worth it for the absolute gorgeous-ness of this book alone. The layout. The art. The cover. The colours. The embossing. The tasteful thickness of the pages. (Hey hey hey calm down now Patrick Bateman.) The content is well chosen. The font, the layout, the pictures, all picked with extreme care to add to the flow of the aesthetic. There's brief histories on faerie, the types of fat, art movements, literature movements, craft and cooking possibilities. Architecture even. There S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. It's worth it for the absolute gorgeous-ness of this book alone. The layout. The art. The cover. The colours. The embossing. The tasteful thickness of the pages. (Hey hey hey calm down now Patrick Bateman.) The content is well chosen. The font, the layout, the pictures, all picked with extreme care to add to the flow of the aesthetic. There's brief histories on faerie, the types of fat, art movements, literature movements, craft and cooking possibilities. Architecture even. There's just enough of a little bit of everything just to peak your fascination. This is a book you buy to show off.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dollie

    I loved this book. I felt like I was truly in the realm of Faerie when I read it and I could forget the real world for a while. Like the warnings in the book, fairy magic is strong, so I guess I'm very lucky to have been able to return to the real world after reading it, as we all know they don't let go of everyone. Carolyn Turgeon and the Editors of Faerie Magazine put this wonderful selection of fairy history and beauty together. There is fairy lore, fashion and even how to throw a dinner or t I loved this book. I felt like I was truly in the realm of Faerie when I read it and I could forget the real world for a while. Like the warnings in the book, fairy magic is strong, so I guess I'm very lucky to have been able to return to the real world after reading it, as we all know they don't let go of everyone. Carolyn Turgeon and the Editors of Faerie Magazine put this wonderful selection of fairy history and beauty together. There is fairy lore, fashion and even how to throw a dinner or tea party that fairies would be happy to attend. What I really enjoyed was all the photographs and artwork. The gowns made from flower petals were so beautiful, they blew me away! Fairies are known all over the world and it was a delight seeing how they have sparked the imaginations of so many talented artists and authors. If you need some escapism, I highly recommend this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kali Cole

    Enchanting, wonderful, and fantastic!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Metalpig

    Really charming, I was in the mood for pure escapism and this was perfect. The hardcover is also lovely in itself. I enjoyed all the full-colour artwork and photos.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Dawn

    No childish fluff here! This anthology of faerie culture is an impressive and informative journey into the history and lure of fairies from their mythological roots to the modern art that people make to express their love for the mystical creatures. I was impressed by the level of research the author did to list nearly every modern interpretation of fairies and where they came from. The book also contains recipes and guides to making your own faery creations such as flower crowns, fairy houses, No childish fluff here! This anthology of faerie culture is an impressive and informative journey into the history and lure of fairies from their mythological roots to the modern art that people make to express their love for the mystical creatures. I was impressed by the level of research the author did to list nearly every modern interpretation of fairies and where they came from. The book also contains recipes and guides to making your own faery creations such as flower crowns, fairy houses, or fairy treats.

  10. 4 out of 5

    June J. McInerney

    “Do you believe in Faeries? Clap your hands if you do!” That night, when Peter Pan first slew into the Darling’s nursery window, millions of kids sitting in front of the television did just that! Because of their unwavering innocent belief, Tinkerbelle was saved. Peter Pan went on to find the Lost Boys; rescue Wendy, Michael, and John; defeat Captain Hook; and save Neverland. Childhood has never been the same since. Now, if you’re a true believer – or aspire to be – and want to know all there is “Do you believe in Faeries? Clap your hands if you do!” That night, when Peter Pan first slew into the Darling’s nursery window, millions of kids sitting in front of the television did just that! Because of their unwavering innocent belief, Tinkerbelle was saved. Peter Pan went on to find the Lost Boys; rescue Wendy, Michael, and John; defeat Captain Hook; and save Neverland. Childhood has never been the same since. Now, if you’re a true believer – or aspire to be – and want to know all there is to know about faeries, then you must have a copy of one of the most beautiful books ever to grace a bookshelf. Newly released by Harper Design, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, "The Faerie Handbook", compiled by the editors of Faerie Magazine, is both an anthology and compilation of all things Fae. Organized in four sections -- Flora and Fauna; Fashion & Beauty; Art & Culture; and Home, Food, & Entertaining. – this is the complete and utmost authority on Faerie fashions, architecture, legends, folklore, stories, as well as crafts and cooking. Also delineated are the many varieties of Faeries that include not only Pixies, but, among the many described, Ogres, Trolls, Gnomes, Brownies and Boggarts, Gnomes, and Dwarves. To say that "The Faerie Handbook" is, in itself, a work of art, is an understatement. I am not one generally impressed by a book’s cover or interior design, but the moment I opened the package, I was more than enthralled. The cover is a light mauve with gold lettering. The page edges are gilded. The pages themselves, are heavy stock, and the text and fonts are, well, very-well designed. What a joy to read interesting, no… fascinating facts and learn how to construct Faerie homes, cook their favorite foods, and learn about a realm normally kept hidden from normal folk. Especially within the pages of such a beautiful environment. And if you’re thinking this is yet another one of those frou-frou coffee table books with all looks and no sustenance. Think again. This is a most remarkable literary endeavor by a team that are, without a doubt, experts in their field. And, with their help and handbook, you can become one, too. Now, the most amazing aspect is, besides the absolutely stunning illustrations, pictures, and art-work, are the stories about, of, and by Faeries. Their place in and impact on literature is mind-boggling. There is, of course, the Pixie Tinkerbell in J. M Barrie’s play, Peter Pan. But did you know that William Shakespeare has at least one type of Faerie in every one of his plays? The pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit trilogy are full of gnomes, elves, and dwarves. Glinda the Good in Frank L. Baum’s The Wizard of Oz is a Faerie Witch – a good one, of course. And then there is Sookie Stackhouse of True Blood. I could go on, but I strongly suggest you discover the wonders of the Fae World in the written word through the Handbook. Now, whenever I want to shed the detritus of everyday adult life, I can delve and disappear into "The Faerie Handbook", which now has a special place of honor on my “favorite books to dream with” shelf. The essence of beauty and the recapturing of the innocence and wonder of childhood now found in a phenomenal book that will inspire you to believe in all things fantastical… And when that happens, clap your hands and… Enjoy the read!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a hoest review. Do you judge a book by it’s cover? I know we shouldn’t but I have to admit, I certainly do. A beautiful book is like sweet icing on a cake and when the content within the book matches the outside, it’s the perfect cherry on top. I’ve seen some genuinely beautiful books in my life but The Faerie Handbook blows them all out of the water. I was immediately enchanted upon receiving The Faerie Handbook. The book is Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a hoest review. Do you judge a book by it’s cover? I know we shouldn’t but I have to admit, I certainly do. A beautiful book is like sweet icing on a cake and when the content within the book matches the outside, it’s the perfect cherry on top. I’ve seen some genuinely beautiful books in my life but The Faerie Handbook blows them all out of the water. I was immediately enchanted upon receiving The Faerie Handbook. The book is a stunning mauve color with silver foil writing and border and silver gilded paper edges. The hardcover in and of itself is a true masterpiece and can only be appreciated in person (pictures don’t do justice). At the center of the cover is an equally impressive high quality image of a barebacked fairy. The book is divided into four sections; Flora & Fauna, Fashion & Beauty, Arts & Culture and Home, Food and Entertainment exploring the in and out of the magical realm of faeries. If you follow my blog, you know how much I absolutely love, love faeries. They’re my favorite mythological (or real, depending on your belief) creature. And The Faerie Handbook is a must-have for any and all ardent faerie admirer. This book is the holy grail for all things faeries. Throughout the book, readers will find breathtaking rich and vivid artwork/photograph gathered over the centuries. Accompanying the art are poems, literature, history/lore, arts and DIY craft instructions and so much more. The Faerie Handbook is a meticulous detailed and well written book on everything you’d want to know about faeries. I love this book in it’s entirety but if I had to pick out what I enjoyed the most from this book it’s definitely the history of faeries/folklore and the gorgeous artwork. I thought it was really cool seeing artists’ interpretations of faeries from the 1800-1900’s to present day faeries in movies and television (mentions). Faeries are mentioned in most, if not all cultures in one form or another, so it was fascinating to read what people from all over the world thought of faeries. Some people found faeries to be ethereal and beautiful, innocent childlike beings, or glamoured monsters to be fear and as a type of omen. I recall seeing and hearing about books similar to The Faerie Handbook; but instead of focusing on faeries, there were books on vampires, werewolves and zombies. However books similar to this (supernatural encyclopedia/handbooks) are nowhere near the same level as The Faerie Handbook. It is evident that a lot of time, care, research and love went into making the handbook. From the stunning cover, to the specific contents chosen to make this book to even the smallest detail such as a violet reading ribbon. I really enjoyed The Faerie Handbook. It is nothing like your regular 411 book or coffee table book that is there for aesthetic reasons rather than substance. Not only is this book aesthetically pleasing but the information within the book is much more worthwhile. I highly recommend The Faerie Handbook to other faerie lovers like myself or those who dream of a magical world beyond ours…because this book is truly a piece of magic. The Faerie Handbook is a must-read and deserves a spot on your forever keeper shelf to be read over and over again.

  12. 4 out of 5

    The Starry Library

    An enchanting read that takes the reader on a fantastical journey through faerie lore. If the faerie kingdom were to make a manual for new initiates- this would be it! The book is divided in to four sections: Flora & Fauna, Fashion & Beauty, Arts & Culture, and Home, Food, & Entertaining. Chapters include where to find fairies, common inhabitants, fairy houses, craft ideas, fashion, recipes, fairy history and so much more! Reading The Faerie Handbook was like getting a sprinkling of periwinkle fa An enchanting read that takes the reader on a fantastical journey through faerie lore. If the faerie kingdom were to make a manual for new initiates- this would be it! The book is divided in to four sections: Flora & Fauna, Fashion & Beauty, Arts & Culture, and Home, Food, & Entertaining. Chapters include where to find fairies, common inhabitants, fairy houses, craft ideas, fashion, recipes, fairy history and so much more! Reading The Faerie Handbook was like getting a sprinkling of periwinkle fairy dust on my head from an invisible fairy friend. You can’t help but get pulled into this magical realm of a book, making you feel as though you yourself are a faerie. Reading the pages felt as if it were consecrated by some great fairy queen in a thicket of a luscious forest in the early days of Spring. The renderings and pictures are charming and romantic which gives off a vintage vibe that suits the antique look of this book. What I particularly love about this book is that it doesn’t come across as juvenile or kitschy- quite the opposite in fact. There is a discussion of the more menacing and sinister sides of the Faerie world which are not widely known. There is also a lovely balance between vintage and modern references to Faeries- including some obscure mentioning’s such as Tasha Tudor and Katerina Plotnikova. There is an abundance of folklore for those interested in the history of Faeries and cutesier aesthetic pleasing information for lovers of the ethereal lifestyle. Quotes and literature references to the Faerie world weave a gold-spun thread throughout the book luring the reader deeper and deeper into its vast kingdom. This handbook is a love letter to those who find themselves drifting between two worlds- the mystical flower kingdom and our mundane reality. There are books about witches and vampires, but there hasn’t been such a comprehensive collection of faerie facts and information compiled into one book before. If you are a fan of Faerie Magazine- think of The Faerie Handbook as the flower crown of fairy books. The book is written with both a whimsical and poetic flair that pulls the reader deep into its silver lined pages. As the ultimate fairy tale, this handbook is a must read and should be in every fairy lover’s collection. A big thank you to Faerie Magazine, Carolyn Stugeon, and Harper Collins for providing me with an advanced reader copy to review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    This striking and elaborate book might be the perfect gift for that fairy enthusiast you know. Popular fairy characters include Tinker Bell (Peter Pan), Galadriel (The Hobbit), Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz) and Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood). The Faerie Handbook is divided into four parts: Flora & Fauna; Fashion & Beauty; Art & Culture; and Home, Food & Entertaining. In Flora & Fauna, there’s a list of fairy world inhabitants with descriptions of dwarves [“Dwarves were a powerful peop This striking and elaborate book might be the perfect gift for that fairy enthusiast you know. Popular fairy characters include Tinker Bell (Peter Pan), Galadriel (The Hobbit), Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz) and Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood). The Faerie Handbook is divided into four parts: Flora & Fauna; Fashion & Beauty; Art & Culture; and Home, Food & Entertaining. In Flora & Fauna, there’s a list of fairy world inhabitants with descriptions of dwarves [“Dwarves were a powerful people who would be appalled to know they’ve been named for their allergies, shyness, unpleasant demeanor, or lack of intelligence.”], gnomes, pixies, leprechauns and others. There’s a section on herbs and flowers. On clover: “Fairies are attracted to clover, so if you come across a field of it, be on the watch for a fluttering of wings.” On wild thyme: “A patch of thyme was traditionally set aside in herb gardens for the fairies to live in, somewhat like birdhouses are placed in the garden today.” In Fashion & Beauty, there’s details about shoes, clothes, fragrances, bathing and more. In Art & Culture section there’s a part about Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream-- “While Shakespeare drew from multiple sources for the play, mainly folk beliefs and medieval romance, most of the main plot was wholly imagined, which was unusual for him. And his romantic, diminutive fairies almost immediately became a convention of literature.” There are also sections on Victorian fairy painting, changelings and the Cottingley fairy hoax. In Home, Food, & Entertaining, you’ll find recipes for flower lollipops, lavender shortbread cookies, honey ricotta tart, frosted cranberries and fairy teacakes. There are sections on edible flowers, fairy drinks, hosting fairy-themed parties. There’s a section on artist and author Tasha Tudor— “Although the main subject of the books she wrote were her dolls and her beloved pet corgi dogs (regarded in Welsh folklore as a gift of woodland fairies, with markings on their flanks from fairy saddles), the curious blending of the natural and supernatural worlds in her life seeped into her writing and illustrations.” DIY throughout the handbook with instructions on crafting fairy furniture, flower pressing, making a fairy terrarium, making a fairy flower crown, making fairy dust and creating an arbor. published here: https://entertainmentrealm.com/2017/1...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Leah Rachel von Essen

    The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects is a gorgeous tome full of knowledge about fairies, assembled from the work of Faerie Magazine. It’s a beautiful book with a huge amount of respect for faerie, layered with a heavy understanding of historical creation and context, folklore, and fairy tale. The illustrations and photography are gorgeous, and the book is a definitive compendium, full of lore and legend. The book includes articles on the C The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects is a gorgeous tome full of knowledge about fairies, assembled from the work of Faerie Magazine. It’s a beautiful book with a huge amount of respect for faerie, layered with a heavy understanding of historical creation and context, folklore, and fairy tale. The illustrations and photography are gorgeous, and the book is a definitive compendium, full of lore and legend. The book includes articles on the Cottingley Fairy Hoax, on the art of Arthur Rackham and Charles Vess, on the work of photographers like Katerina Plotnikova, and more. It talks about fairy houses, and features humans who do art such as miniature furniture, fairy dresses, or fairy shoes. There are guidelines on how to host a faerie-inspired tea party, a list of edible flowers, and recipes for candied violets and lavender shortbread cookies. The book also features a lot of lore, from profiling the famous faerie figures throughout folklore and fairytale, to listing faerie-associated creatures and flowers, to telling stories about faerie rings and courts. This is a wonderful book for anyone who loves vivid, flower-filled visuals, fairy tales, and faeries.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carly O'Connell

    An absolutely gorgeous book, with its silver-embossed cover and edges. The content is magical too, like one looong issue of Faerie Magazine (now called Enchanted Living). I'm not sure that I will have occasion to actually try any of the recipes or craft tutorials, but they were still fun to read about. If you are a faerie fan, you'll probably be familiar with some of the people mentioned or featured such as Brian Froud and Signe Pike. The book contains an assortment of articles about faerie home An absolutely gorgeous book, with its silver-embossed cover and edges. The content is magical too, like one looong issue of Faerie Magazine (now called Enchanted Living). I'm not sure that I will have occasion to actually try any of the recipes or craft tutorials, but they were still fun to read about. If you are a faerie fan, you'll probably be familiar with some of the people mentioned or featured such as Brian Froud and Signe Pike. The book contains an assortment of articles about faerie homes, food, fashion, etc.; stunning photographs or historical paintings; and quotes and excerpts from famous faerie literature such as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A great gift for the whimsical fantasy-lover in your life and a beautiful adornment for any coffee table or bookshelf. (At this rate I have so many coffee table books - three of them faerie-related - that I will have to live in a mansion just to have enough tables to show them all off on! Or, you know, rotate them out or something.)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kiana

    This is a beautiful collection of photographs, trivia, recipes, and folklore, and it perfectly reflects the allure and mysticism of the fae. I confess that I didn’t enjoy this handbook quite as much as its companion, The Mermaid Handbook, but that’s simply because I’m more of a mermaid geek than a faerie girl. Still, this is downright enchanting and the images are nothing short of captivating—I could have looked at photos of the miniature faerie houses all day. Recommended to anyone who deeply l This is a beautiful collection of photographs, trivia, recipes, and folklore, and it perfectly reflects the allure and mysticism of the fae. I confess that I didn’t enjoy this handbook quite as much as its companion, The Mermaid Handbook, but that’s simply because I’m more of a mermaid geek than a faerie girl. Still, this is downright enchanting and the images are nothing short of captivating—I could have looked at photos of the miniature faerie houses all day. Recommended to anyone who deeply loves faerie folklore or wants to learn more about the history of faeries. (Or throw a faerie party, because there are extensive sections on how to do that.) It will definitely rekindle your sense of wonder and imagination, and heartwarmingly illustrate that there is still magic to be found in the world.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Juli Anna

    I was so happy to finally get my paws on a copy of this incredibly beautiful book by the editors of Faerie / Enchanted Living Magazine and I was not disappointed. It may even be a volume that I eventually purchase for my own collection. As with The Mermaid Handbook: An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects, this book fills a particular niche for nonfiction books about folkloric creatures for adults. There are recipes and craft projects, as well as a plethora of lore a I was so happy to finally get my paws on a copy of this incredibly beautiful book by the editors of Faerie / Enchanted Living Magazine and I was not disappointed. It may even be a volume that I eventually purchase for my own collection. As with The Mermaid Handbook: An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects, this book fills a particular niche for nonfiction books about folkloric creatures for adults. There are recipes and craft projects, as well as a plethora of lore and editorial-style articles. In addition, this book is filled with iconic and beautifully reproduced illustrations from the course of several centuries. An absolute gem.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Olesya

    I love everything about this book. It is such a treasure. I recently fell in love with the Enchanted Living magazine (formerly know as Faerie Magazine), and I instantly decided to get their Enchanted Handbooks. The Faerie Handbook is the first book in this collection. Words can’t describe how much comfort and magic this book brought to me. I loved reading every single page and looking at every single photograph or piece of art. This book inspired my soul with the much needed enchantment that I w I love everything about this book. It is such a treasure. I recently fell in love with the Enchanted Living magazine (formerly know as Faerie Magazine), and I instantly decided to get their Enchanted Handbooks. The Faerie Handbook is the first book in this collection. Words can’t describe how much comfort and magic this book brought to me. I loved reading every single page and looking at every single photograph or piece of art. This book inspired my soul with the much needed enchantment that I was so desperately missing in these crazy pandemic times. It captured my imagination with its thoughtful and perfectly curated collection of Faerie lore, stories, art, literature, recipes, and so much more. I will treasure this magical volume for years to come. I’m so happy that I also still have the Mermaid Handbook and the Unicorn Handbook to explore and enjoy.

  19. 5 out of 5

    S

    I adore Faerie Magazine, which is my go-to source for all things enchanted. The Faerie Handbook is an extended version of the magazine, featuring reprints of articles arranged in sections on folklore, beauty, cooking, crafts, art, and related topics. The package is a lovely lilac hardcover with silver-tinged edges, which looks gorgeous on a bookshelf. The book itself is a pleasure to read, featuring matte pages and a sewn binding. While this isn't a deep-dive into fairy tales and folklore, I fou I adore Faerie Magazine, which is my go-to source for all things enchanted. The Faerie Handbook is an extended version of the magazine, featuring reprints of articles arranged in sections on folklore, beauty, cooking, crafts, art, and related topics. The package is a lovely lilac hardcover with silver-tinged edges, which looks gorgeous on a bookshelf. The book itself is a pleasure to read, featuring matte pages and a sewn binding. While this isn't a deep-dive into fairy tales and folklore, I found this to be a nice introduction to the topic as well as a gorgeous item for collectors of folklore-related literature. I'll definitely take this down from the shelf again and again when I need a dose of magic.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jason Prodoehl

    This was a beautifully illustrated book with gorgeous binding, feel, and and old-fashioned look to it. I especially enjoyed the artwork. It reads a bit like a reference book, a bit like a fairytale book, and a bit like a diary of an other-worldly person who is passionate about fairies. Most of the book, I really enjoyed. There were a few chapters I could have done without (Craft your own fairy furniture, tips for flower pressing, modern fairy couture, etc.), they may be of great interest to some This was a beautifully illustrated book with gorgeous binding, feel, and and old-fashioned look to it. I especially enjoyed the artwork. It reads a bit like a reference book, a bit like a fairytale book, and a bit like a diary of an other-worldly person who is passionate about fairies. Most of the book, I really enjoyed. There were a few chapters I could have done without (Craft your own fairy furniture, tips for flower pressing, modern fairy couture, etc.), they may be of great interest to some folks, just not me. There were a few chapters I didn't think I'd find interesting, but I did (fairy architecture, Victorian Fairy Painting). It is a beautiful book, clearly a lot of care was put into it. And if you are interested in the subject matter, I'm sure you'll find something of interest.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    This was a surprisingly great book on fairies. I have shelves and shelves of books on fairies and other creatures and myths and whatnot, and they can be hit or miss. But this was a definite hit. It's a little different as it's not just fairy folklore, but also fairy crafts and art, bits of fairy history, and more. It is really well put together too. This book could have easily become super childish and unappealing to anyone over the age of 6, but that wasn't the case. They compiled a great mix o This was a surprisingly great book on fairies. I have shelves and shelves of books on fairies and other creatures and myths and whatnot, and they can be hit or miss. But this was a definite hit. It's a little different as it's not just fairy folklore, but also fairy crafts and art, bits of fairy history, and more. It is really well put together too. This book could have easily become super childish and unappealing to anyone over the age of 6, but that wasn't the case. They compiled a great mix of things that I think both adults and kiddos would like.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Gayle

    I checked this book out of my local library and I'm glad I did. This book has tons of information of Faeries. Their likes(flowers, food,clothes, homes,etc.). There are a lot of beautiful photos. Some show how to make fairy furniture and houses and also their style of clothing like dresses and shoes. This book would be a great gift for someone who loves faeries. I don't think they would be disappointed. I checked this book out of my local library and I'm glad I did. This book has tons of information of Faeries. Their likes(flowers, food,clothes, homes,etc.). There are a lot of beautiful photos. Some show how to make fairy furniture and houses and also their style of clothing like dresses and shoes. This book would be a great gift for someone who loves faeries. I don't think they would be disappointed.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Bode Cauthon

    Gorgeous artwork, tons of beautiful and creative ways to add a little more magic into the every day. Also contains delightful recipient for a variety of ways to include the fair folk in tea parties and picnics.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Gudenburr

    A very complete book about everything you ever wanted to know or do related to faeries. I had to buy a copy because there was SOOO much content. The cover and silver pages are beautiful, along with the art inside, and the projects are AMAZING.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lynn K.

    A cute book that tackles fairy lore, recipes, crafts, and generally tries (and does pretty well) to be an all encompassing fairy compendium. Full of whimsy, I recommend this to anyone who is enchanted by the Fae.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jana

    Rating: 4 stars. Review posted at Fantasy Literature.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Fallon

    This book is absolutely magical and stunning. I can not wait to try some of the crafts and recipes. I want to live in a world where I wear the shoes and dresses in this book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    Love this book. I’ve always been a fan of The Faerie Magazine so when I found out this handbook all about Faerie was coming out had to get my hand on it. It’s a beautiful book!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Terri Hale

    This is a beautiful book! The photos are enchanting and the stories and information are fascinating!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Eileen

    I love it I love it I love fairies since I was a little girl and now I'm 34 and I still love them. I love it I love it I love fairies since I was a little girl and now I'm 34 and I still love them.

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