Books on Fairies, Fairy Art, and Illustrated Fairy Tales from Around the World
FairytalesI am in the process of moving the fairytales to their own page so for now, there are fairytales on both the fairies page and the fairytale page. You can find more fairytales here.
Looking for Art?The fairy art gallery has moved to Art Passions, a specifically noncommercial site. You can also find the free fairy backgrounds there, and the fairy wallpaper for windows.
And now.... e-postcards! Click on any picture in the art gallery to send it to an Internet friend.
Looking for Fairy Art Posters?Try a general search (by artist, subject, or title). For example, enter victorian fairies in the box to browse fairy posters by Victorian artists: :
or browse the fairy poster gallery.
Looking for Hard-to-Find Fairy Art Books?If you are looking for a hard-to-find or out-of-print book on fairies, try the Book Search page.
The bookstore index is now here. Some featured books are on this page.
And now... Fairy Posters
The Meaning of FlowersA collection of flower mythology and plant lore lists each flower alphabetically with its meanings, medicinal properties, related superstitions, and recipes for ancient magic spells, complemented by illustrations of the Flower Fairies. More information
Children's BooksFollow the links to see more illustrations in the books.
The Fairy Tale BookThis was my favorite book as a child. I get many requests for the book that Kip the Enchanted Cat image comes from. It's been republished as The Fairy Tale Book translated by Marie Ponsot and illustrated by Adrienne Segur. I highly recommend it.
Fairy Art Books
Encyclopedia of Faeries
Comprehensive Guide to Faeries (Illustrated) by Pierre Dubois, illustrated by Claudine Sabatier
Victorian Fairy PaintingVictorian Fairy Painting These are the best fairies. Fairies from Rackham, Dulac, Maybeck, Hughes, Doyle, Naiash, Fitzgerald, Simmons, and others. See many Victorian fairies in the fairy gallery.
More Victorian FairiesFairies in Victorian Art by Christopher Wood
See many Victorian fairies in the fairy gallery.
The FairiesSuza Scolara offers photographic evidence that fairies exist in The Fairies. See some fairy images from The Fairies, proof that fairies exist.
I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block. 1998. Has a Suza Scolara photo on the cover. Fantastic novel written for teens by a great, whimisical author Francesca Lia Block.
Brian Froud's FaeriesThe original Faeries by Brian Froud.
Brian Froud's Faerie Oracle CardsNot all fairies are good fairies. Each fairy is described and beautifully illustrated by 'direct faery communications' in The Faerie's Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth.
Good Faeries, Bad FaeriesNot all fairies are good fairies. Each fairy is described and beautifully illustrated by 'direct faery communications' in Good Faeries, Bad Faeries.
Brian Froud's sequel to Faeries. -- David Larkin(Editor), et al; Brian Froud, illustrator
Flower FairiesAvailable Cicely Mary Barker - Flower Fairy Books with sample images.
Fairy Spells : Seeing and Communicating With the Fairies by Claire Nahmad
Child of Faerie, Child of EarthChild of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen 1997. Illustrated by Jane Dyer. Nice children's picture book.
Fairy Garden : Fairies of the Four Seasons by Constance Barker Lewis, illustrated by Tom Cross
FairiesFairies by Elizabeth Ratisseau c. 1998 - gorgeous book with many pictures, and stories/poems for adults.
Fairy Dreams by Carol McLean-Carr
Faeries, Doorways to the Enchanted RealmFaeries Doorways to the Enchanted Realm by Lori Eisenkraft-Palazzola c. 1999 -- stunning book for adults.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Cinderella by C.S. Evans, Arthur Rackham illustrations
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Arthur Rackham illustrations
Marc Chagall : The Fables of La Fontaine
Fairies Notebook Darcy May
The Legend Lady has researched fairy tales from around the world for 35 years and is now putting them in both written book and talking CD format. Read a sample story on-line
Fairies and Elves Tattoos
Elves and Fairies Stickers : 24 Pressure-Sensitive Designs Flower Fairy Stickers
Ballerina Fairies Paper Dolls
A Visit to Fairyland : Glitter Sticker Books; Jane E. Gerver, et al
Fairy Fun by Marla Schram Schwartz. 1998 Illustrated by Linda Cohen -- a nice book of crafts for kids - pictures. Ages 9-12 reading level.
Rackham's Fairy Tale Coloring Book : 17 Stories from the Brothers Grimm Arthur Rackham
Fairy Crafts (Lothian Australian Craft Series)
Fairy Fun : With Maginary the Fairy
Fairy Princess Postcard Book
Fairies Laser-Cut Plastic Stencils
10 Fairies Fun Books
Six Flower and Fairy Cards by Darcy May
The Golden Books Treasury of Elves and Fairies : With Assorted Pixies, Mermaids, Brownies, Witches, and Leprechauns
Bearskin (Books of Wonder) Howard Pyle, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
King Stork (Books of Wonder) Howard Pyle, Trinia Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
Fairy Wings by Lauren Mills 1995. Illustrated by Dennis Nolan. - pretty children's picture book. Reading level ages 4-8.
Story of King Arthur and His Knights Howard Pyle
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Signet Classics) Howard Pyle
Story of the Champions of the Round Table Howard Pyle
The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur Howard Pyle
The Swan Maiden Howard Pyle, Robert Sauber
The Wonder Clock : Or Four and Twenty Marvelous Tales Howard Pyle
From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and their Tellers. Warner, Marina (1994) New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux
Earth Light; The Ancient Path to Transformation, Rediscovering the Wisdom of Celtic and Faery Lore
The Ancient Path to Transformation Rediscovering the Wisdom of Celtic and Faery Lore This book presents important practical methods of working within the Faery realm.
Victorian Fairy Tales : The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves Jack Zipes(Editor)
Fairies : Real Encounters With Little People; Janet Bord
The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
The Books of Faerie Bronwyn Carlton, et al
Traditional Irish Fairy Tales James Stephens, Arthur Rackham (Illustrator)
More Fairy Books (harder to find)
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book -- Terry Jones, Brian Froud (Illustrator)
Fairy Wings; Lauren Mills(Illustrator), Dennis Nolan (Illustrator)
Victorian Flowers & Fairies : A Photograph Album (Victorian Photo Albums)
Nymphets & fairies : three Victorian children's illustrators
Once upon a Quilt : Fairy Tales in Fabric by Kaster Bonnie
Fairy paintings Beatrice Phillpotts
Fairy Tales & Fantasies in Illustration
Fairy Tales and Fantasies in Illustration Vol 2 by Yoshihiko Funazaki, G-Sha(Editor)
Fairytale As Art Form and Portrait of Man Max Luthi
The Fairytale As Art Form and Portrait of Man (Midland Book, 420) Max Luthi
FontsThe Scriptorium offers art fonts (sometimes called dingbats) and traditional fonts based on various lettering. Some of the Celtic or script fonts work well with fairies.
You can download a demo version of many Scriptorium's fonts in Zip format or Stuffit for MacOS. (Pick up extraction utilities here.) Installation instructions are included. You can also download a sample version of the font of the month.
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