May 13, 2011

Faeries: Deluxe Collector’s Edition by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Faeries: Deluxe Collector’s Edition by Brian Froud and Alan Lee is a beautiful look into the world of faeries as illustrated by Brian Froud. If you ever wanted to purchase this book or perhaps already own the original copy, this is really a must buy for your collection of faeries.

Book Description
“A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collector’s book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with 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.” – Faeries: Deluxe Collector’s Edition

My Thoughts
Faeries: Deluxe Collector’s Edition showcases just how talented Brian Froud is when it comes to showcasing how he portrays faeries. These are not your run-of-the-mill faeries playing in a meadow in cute outfits. The 200 + illustrations featured in this edition are for adults to appreciate, and yes, some are nude.

Although this is not a book aimed towards kids, it is worth the purchase for yourself (or to give as a gift). Each layout in the book is stunningly gorgeous and has captivating tales to go along with it. It is the type of book that could be devoured in a single night, or left to explore for a long stretch of time by only reading a few pages a day.

Faeries: Deluxe Collector’s Edition is a truly artistic view of faeries. It is perfect for any fan of fairies, book lover of artistic books, and anyone creative at heart. I highly recommend this edition to everyone that adores such things.

* Thank you to the publisher of Faeries: Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Abrams, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Couture Carrie said...

How lovely!


Anna said...

I've had this (original edition) for years. I didn't know there was a new edition out. Thanks for letting me know, I'll buy this after my next paycheck. :)

Chloe said...

I'll check into this one too, I love fairies!

Dionne said...

I love the whimsical illustrations. How charming.