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The fairies' ring : a book of fairy stories & poems

by Yolen, Jane.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj FICTION Yolen
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Yolen
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 808.81 Yol
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 808.8 F16
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 398.21 Y
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Summary
A collection of poems by such writers as Robert Graves, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare and tales from around the world about fairies in all their forms.
Contents
I'd love to be a fairy's child : a poem / by Robert Graves
Thomas the rhymer : a tale from Scotland
The queen of the fay : a poem / by Jane Yolen
Fairies : a poem / by Rose Fyleman
The peri wife : a tale from Persia
Catching fairies : a poem / by William Cory
The fairy midwife : a tale from England
The fairies : a poem / by William Allingham
The fee's changeling : a Norman tale from France
The fairies' dance : a poem / Anonymous
Queen Mab : a poem / by Ben Jonson
The fairies banished : a tale from Wales
Fairy song : a poem / by Sir Walter Scott
The stolen child : a poem / by W.B. Yeats
The faery flag : a tale from Scotland
Dreams within dreams : a poem / by Fiona Macleod
The three fairies of Sandy Batoum : a tale from Greece
The fountain of the fairies : a poem / by Robert Southey
The stolen wife : a Maori tale from New Zealand
The fairy musicians : a poem / by William Browne
Flower fairies : a poem / by Philip Bourke Marston
The tailor's treasure : a Breton tale from France
Where to find fairies : a poem / by Jane Yolen
Three short Welsh fairy stories
The lost spear : a tale from southern Africa
The ruin : a poem / by Walter de la Mare
Angus Mor and the fairies : a tale from Scotland
Over hill, over dale : a poem / by William Shakespeare.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5, Fairies' Ring and Secret Life. Gr. 4^-7, Fairies. Fairies are everywhere, at least this publishing season. Each of these three oversize books, all handsome but very different, has something to offer children who want to learn more about the mysterious creatures. In Secret Life, Larkspur purports to give children an inside look at fairy life, devoting each chapter to a different aspect of it: homes, fashions, and food. A list of fairy relatives (leprechauns, elves, etc.) is a nice touch. The art is kid friendly, but frankly, the illustrations of the fairies, contributed by Leslie Elizabeth Watts, aren't very attractive--some fairies look more like trolls. For children who really want to immerse themselves in the fairies' world, however, this is just right. In Fairies, the only book of the three catalogued as fiction, the conceit is photographer Scalora's year-long journey to discover if fairies are real. Following an introduction about a newly discovered manuscript about fairies, each two-page spread features a simple fact sheet of information (name, sighting date, location, history, notes, and more) and a picture of the fairy captured on film. Those who have seen the jacket cover of Francesca Lia Block's I Was a Teenage Fairy (1998) will recognize Scalora's striking, ethereal photo work. The type is quite small and the pictures are occasionally set against distracting backgrounds, but the photos themselves are inventive. Sometimes Scalora deliberately makes it hard to see the fairy: children will still have fun looking. This stylized offering will even appeal to some high-school readers. If your library can purchase only one volume, Yolen's Fairies' Ring delivers the most for the money. Yolen includes poems and retells stories from all over the world. The tales range from a Maori story about a wife who is stolen by a fairy king to a slightly risquePersian tale in which a human refuses to return the clothes of a trio of bathing fairies until one consents to be his wife. The poems and stories are put together in a beautiful volume notable for its handsome design and Stephen Mackey's art. The richly colored pictures, which are sophisticated in subject and execution, also have a hint of the folk-art style that works well with the stories. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Yolen (Child of Faerie, Child of Earth) heralds the seductive charms of fairyland in this volume of stories and poems, masterfully illustrated with Mackey's (Cat Up a Tree) mystical oil paintings. The selections present a wide range of fairy lore from the British Isles, Greece, Persia, New Zealand and southern Africa and include such classics as W.B. Yeats's "The Stolen Child," William Allingham's "The Fairies" and the Scottish folktale "Thomas the Rhymer." Some of the pieces describe fairyland as an idyllic escape from the rough-and-tumble of everyday life, while others warn against the dangers of fairy kidnappers (Ben Jonson's "Queen Mab," the Maori tale "The Stolen Wife") and fairy kisses ("The Faery Flag" from Scotland). Mackey's work calls to mind Pre-Raphaelite paintings and fairy paintings made popular during the Victorian era. In textured oils, at once earthbound and ethereal, he captures the romance, humor, mystery and drama of the poems and stories. Showcased in full- and single-page illustrations as well as cameo-shaped vignettes, Mackey's artwork shifts as magically as the fairy world itself from dark, brooding landscapes to fairy celebrations to humorous depictions of the fey folk. All ages. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairies -- Literary collections.
Publisher New York :Dutton Children's Books,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Mackey, Stephen, 1957-
Language English
Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 96).
ISBN 9780525460459 (hardcover)
0525460454 (hardcover)
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