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The Real World of Fairies: A First-Person Account
by Dora Van Gelder
Less than a century ago, particularly in Celtic countries, fairies were not dismissed so much as superstition but rather as a force to be reckoned with. It's curious that activities now attributed to aliens, such as crop circles and abductions, were once considered the ken of fairies; fairies today are merely woodland nymphs of yore by another name.

Dora Van Gelder, author and former president of the Theosophical Society, was born 95 years ago. She saw these little creatures as a child in the northern California redwood forests and woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. One has to wonder at how much change Van Gelder has seen, especially how dreadfully our relationship to the natural world (of which fairies are so much a part) has changed in the second half of the 20th century. At the very least, Van Gelder's matter-of-fact descriptions of the various types of fairies and tree spirits will charm you. And maybe the book will help you to see through the blinders of modern life and into mystical realms. As an added bonus, this second edition of the 1977 classic has a new introduction by Celtic folk expert Caitlin Matthews, which places belief in the fairy realm into fascinating historical perspective.. --Randall Cohan - Amazon.com
Paperback: 160 pages
Quest Books; ISBN: 0835607798; 2nd edition

Cherokee Little People : The Secrets and Mysteries of the Yunwi Tsunsdi
Lynn Lossiah, Ernie Lossiah (Illustrator)
Paperback

The Deetkatoo : Native American Stories About Little People
John Bierhorst (Editor), Ron Hilbert Coy (Illustrator)
Bierhorst presents 22 tales, varying in length and complexity, about little people, from 14 Native American groups, including the Inuit, Aztec, and Maya cultures.
School & Library Binding

Earth Light : The Ancient Path to Transformation Rediscovering the Wisdom of Celtic & Faery Lore
R. J. Stewart (Preface), Miranda Gray (Illustrator)
Paperback

Enchantment of the Faerie Realm : Communicate With Nature Spirits and Elementals
Ted Andrews 
Paperback: 240 pages
Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 0875420028; (May 1993)
 

Faeries
Faeries
Brian Froud, David Larkin (Editor), et al 
'This enchanting book explores the realm of elves, pixies, leprechauns, dryads and other mythical creatures. Nearly 200 extraordinary drawings and full-colour paintings combine to produce a book which has stood the test of time since it was first published.' Kindred Sprit on Faeries 
Paperback: Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
ISBN: 0553346342; Reissue edition (November 1979)
 
Fairies : Real Encounters With Little People
Janet Bord 
Paperback
 
The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World
Suza Scalora (Illustrator)
Long the spritely subject of myth and folklore, it seems that even today fairies are alive and well, flitting about on the fringes of what we consider reality. Suza Scalora collects the evidence in The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World, presenting color-drenched photographs of fairies captured by her stealthy lens. After seeing her first fairy, "a small green creature with delicate yellow wings that sparkled in the sun," she went on a mission: "I set out across the world to catalog and photograph every fairy I could find." Indeed, each ethereal being is carefully classified by its common name, other names, sighting date and location, and history. For fellow fairy fanciers, peak sighting seasons and lures are also provided (pencils attract Eugenie, the Emerald Forest Fairy, while black volcanic sand is required for Ophelia, the Pearl-White Fairy). Whether you're a believer or not, the prints are truly beautiful, and Scalora's passionate, detailed descriptions will at least make you want to consider the possibility that these diminutive creatures exist. Fairy aficionados will also want to check out Brian Froud's much acclaimed Faeries and its lovely sequel, Good Faeries, Bad Faeries. --Brangien Davis - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 48 pages
Harpercollins Juvenile Books; ISBN: 0060282347; (November )
 

Fairies
Elizabeth Ratisseau(Compiler)
Hardcover: 48 pages
Laughing Elephant; ISBN: 1883211123;
 

Fairies in Victorian Art
by Christopher Wood
(Hardcover -- November )


 
Fairy Spells : Seeing and Communicating With the Fairies
Claire Nahmad
Hardcover
 
A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, & Other Subversive Spirits
Dinah MacK, Carol K. Mack
The Macks divert our gaze from our contemporary red-faced, cloven-hoofed misrepresentation of demons to remind us of the ancient roles demons were originally assigned to play. From the Tommyknockers of North American mountain mines to the South African Mbulu that waits in the river for lone travelers, A Field Guide to Demons classifies these creatures by their domains--water, mountain, forest--rather than in alphabetical or cultural order, dishing out antique and contemporary lore on these most misunderstood of spirits. A Field Guide to Demons melds folklore and mythology; maintains a surprisingly evenhanded view of demons; and reveals their role as the necessary challenger to established order, the antagonist--without which there could be no hero--and the darkness through which goodness shines brightest. --Brian Patterson - Amazon.com
Paperback: 296 pages
Henry Holt (Paper); ISBN: 080506270X;

A Field Guide to Irish Fairies
Bob Curran, Andrew Whitson (Illustrator)
Hardcover
 

Good Faeries, Bad Faeries : 2 Books in 1
by Brian Froud (Preface), Terri Windling (Editor)
Hardcover - 192 pages
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684847817
 
Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins : An Encyclopedia
by Carol Rose
Paperback - 369 pages
W W Norton & Co; ISBN: 0393317927

Irish Wonders : The Ghosts, Giants, Pookas, Demons, Leprechawns, Banshees, Fairies, Witches, Widows, and Other Marvels of the Emerald Isle
by David Rice McAnally, H. R. Heaton (Illustrator)
Hardcover Reprint edition
Grammercy; ISBN: 0517123967

The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves & Other Little People
by Thomas Keightley 
(Hardcover)

Gnomes
by Wil Huygen, Rien Poortvliet (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)

Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes (Dragonlance Tales, Vol 2)
by Margaret Weis (Editor), Tracy Hickman (Editor)
(Mass Market Paperback - August 1987)

The Fairy Garden Documentary ~ By Princess Ena A Princess Book Collection ( Fairies Angels Angel Gnome Gnomes Elf Elves Pixie Pixy Sprite Myth Mythology )
by Princess Ena 
(Paperback)

The Little People: Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk
by Neil Philip, et al 
(Hardcover)

Flower Fairies 2012Calendar
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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book
by Terry Jones, Brian Froud (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)
 

Flower Fairies Secret World
Flower Fairies Secret World
by Cicely Mary Barker, Cicely Mary Baker
Hardcover from Frederick Warne & Co
 
The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies (Flower Fairies Collection)
by Cicely Mary Barker 
(Hardcover)

The Faeries' Oracle
by Brian Froud (Illustrator), Jessica Macbeth 
(Hardcover)

The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries
by Pierre Dubois, et al 
(Hardcover)

Essential Bordertown: A Traveller's Guide to the Edge of Faerie
by Terri Windling (Editor), Delia Sherman (Editor)
(Paperback)

The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide
by Elizabeth Heale 
(Paperback)

Spenser: Faerie Queene
by Edmund Spenser, A. C. Hamilton (Editor)
(Paperback)

Illustrations and Ornamentation from the Faerie Queen (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Walter Crane, et al 
(Paperback)

The Books of Faerie: Auberon's Tale
by Bronwyn Carlton, et al
(Paperback) 

The World of Fairies
Book Description: Through the magic of international folk and fairy tales, stories of the author's own invention based on traditional lore, and lavish illustrations, Gossamer Penwyche opens a portal into the fairies' mysterious universe. Penwyche has seen and heard these spirits, calling out to her, so she can bring them vividly to life. Each legend reveals something special about fairy habits and behaviors and about different types, from bestial beings to ethereal, formless spirits. All contain a little lesson learned by mortals who have come in contact with these fantastic creatures. Encounter Star Maidens from Native American culture; Asrai, nocturnal water spirits from Scotland; changelings, ailing fairy children left in place of stolen human babies; mischievous pixies, and many others. Every one will enchant you. A Selection of One Spirit Book Club.

Irish Leprechaun Stories
Bairbre McCarthy 
Paperback
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Gnomes in the Garden: True Stories of the Celtic Faery
by David M. Swing, Carol G Swing 
(Paperback)
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The Books of Faerie
Bronwyn Carlton, et al
DC Comics Paperback
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Clever Tom and the Leprechaun : An Old Irish Story
Linda Shute 
Paperback / Published 1990
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The living world of Faerie
by R.J. Stewart 
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A Witch's Guide to Faerie Folk
by Edain McCoy
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Faeries : Doorways to the Enchanted Realm
by Lori Eisenkraft-Palazzola
Hardcover - 96 pages
Smithmark Publishing; ISBN: 0765110539
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Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells : Quentin Cottington's Journal of Faery Research
by Terry Jones, Brian Froud (Illustrator)
Hardcover - 88 pages (November )
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684832062
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