Friday, February 13, 2009

A Practical Guide to Faeries - Susan J. Morris

If you have not been introduced to the Practical Guide series of books yet, this title is a great place to start. Supposedly compiled by a faerie guide by the name of Pip Puddlejump, this book is full of inside secrets of the fey. A few of the many topics of interest covered in this volume include: how to attract a faerie, safety tips in dealing with faeries, how to speak faerie language, faerie wardrobes, faerie games, and even how to perform a faerie dance! My particular favorite was the faerie identification chart. If you do manage to capture a faerie it’s always good to know if it is dangerous or not. The pictures that accompany this fascinating information are stunning. Any child (or adult) will find themselves drawn completely into the faerie world. For those lucky readers chosen by the faeries to be able to “see” the small green writing in the margins, Pip includes many more interesting tidbits that only a true fairy would know. Other volumes in the series include: A Practical Guide to Dragons, A Practical Guide to Monsters, A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding, and A Practical Guide to Wizardry.

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