CRRL Kids: A Visit to Fairyland
Annotation:A beautiful collection of poems about fairies, including selections by J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Jack Prelutsky. Sections include: Where Fairies Dance, Fairy Justice, Road to Fairy Land, and Fairy Helpers.
Annotation:Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock have lived their small lives in hiding, borrowing things from the "human beans" to make their lives easier. Unfortunately, Arrietty gets a little too curious when a young boy with a ferret comes to live in the house, thus putting her family in danger.
Annotation:"If you ever see them, don't be afraid. Talk to them, be nice to them, and they will bring you luck. The world of the little people is no farther than the patch of woods beyond the last house. Yet it is a place of mystery, closely connected to nature. From the little people come rain and wind. From their cooking pots comes food that never runs out. They themselves are small, but their strength and wisdom are great, providing a source of lasting power for average-size humans. Here are twenty-two not-quite-folktales in an unusual collection gathered from the Mohawk, the Cherokee, the Zuni, the Inuit, the Maya, and other Native American groups."
Annotation:A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present. Both an anthology of fairy tales and a reference work with essays about the fairy economy, food, sports, powers and more.
Annotation:Fairy lore and classic poetry from the British Isles, Greece, Persia, New Zealand and southern Africa. Illustrated with lovely paintings.
Annotation:Tiki prefers wearing blue jeans to the usual fairy wardrobe, but that's only the start of her troubles with the Fairy Queen. When she takes pity on a human and grants her dearest wish, the Fairy Queen is out for vengeance
Annotation:Kids can create and customize their own fairy tales, make fairy wings, wands, food and dream houses with this story guide to fairy tale living.
Annotation:Book 1 of the Spiderwick Chronicles finds Simon, Mallory, Jared, and their recently-divorced mom taking up residence in a creepy Victorian house. First, they hear the scuttling in the walls. A visit to the abandoned library leads to the discovery of Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You, and suddenly the strange happenings start to make sense in a frightful way.
Annotation:When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
Annotation:"Learn to draw all your favorite fantasy characters, from fairy princesses to elves, unicorns, Hercules, and more! Cover to Peter Pan and Wendy. Easy lessons show you how to draw their faces and figures, bring them to life, and put them in colorful settings. You'll also learn important drawing skills, like how to build figures using simple shapes. The sky's the limit when drawing fantasy characters. So grab a pencil and some paper, and let's draw!"
Annotation:When Thumbelina, a tiny enchanted fairy, meets Prince Cornelius, she is sure she's found her heart's desire. But before their romance can blossom, she is kidnapped by a family of show business toads, detained by a scheming beetle and married to a befuddled mole.
Annotation:Tour a miniature castle fit for fairy tale royalty that was created by a silent film star. Everything in the castle is made with the finest real materials: gold, crystal, tapestries, and more.
Annotation:Tulle (a soft and billowy fabric) and pipe cleaners are all you need to create a pretty fairy wreath.
Annotation:A fun craft made with grapevine wreaths, floral wire, ribbon, jingle bells, and dried or fabric flowers.
Annotation:"This project is easy to make and is a great craft for parties. Just make the wands up ready and let the kids decorate them. You could use chopsticks or blunt skewers if you need to make a lot of these."