A definitive “World Guide.”

I got this book used for about $9 at Powell’s downtown Portland location. It is “The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and other Little People” by Thomas Keightley. What excites me so much about this book is that it covers not just the stories,but also the origins of many of the fairy tale creatures from around the world. Many people think that fey creatures and such are only based in Europe, but they are not. They can be found all over the globe! I also love the beautiful illustrations. Since my first book incorporates fairies and elves I have become increasingly interested in their original stories.


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