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Poets from Shakespeare to Walter de la Mare to Jack Prelutsky have written about fairy folk. Sometimes they canbe benefactors and helpers; ofttimes, tricksters; but always, creatures of sublime beauty and wonder. Here, in a sparkling collection, are Michael Hague's favorite fairy poems, illuminated by pictures from this master painter of fantasy. His fanciful artwork has never looked more otherworldly or beautiful.
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Michael Hague has illustrated more than thirty children's classics, including memorable editions of The Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, and The Secret Garden. He is also the artist of several bestselling books by his wife, Kathleen, including Alphabears, Numbears, and Ten Little Bears. The father of three grown children and the grandfather of four, Michael has a ready audience for all of his work.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 5–Filled with the stunning illustrations we've come to expect from Hague, this oversize collection is divided into four thematic chapters: "Where Fairies Dance," "Fairy Justice," "The Road to Fairyland," and "Fairy Helpers." Within each section are poems of varying length, all of which have language as rich and varied as the art. Poets represented include Shakespeare, Rachel Field, Walter de la Mare, Sir Walter Scott, and Annie R. Rentoul. Each selection creates a world in which fairies, elves, goblins, and other fantastical creatures coincide easily with the children who see them and believe in them. Similar in style to Cicely Mary Barker's The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies (Penguin, 1997), Hague's beautiful illustrations portray a much more realized world that exists among the treetops, deep within the earth and roots, and in the stars above us. This is a world with tiny creatures flitting among green leaves, enormous gnarled trees, and frothy waves; these beings, both beautiful and fearsome, beckon to children on every page.–Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2004. Soft cover. Condition: New. Containing 50 verses by poets ranging from Shakespeare to Jack Prelutsky, this collection of fairy poetry is enhanced with 150 pieces of stunning, full-color art by a beloved illustrator. Shipping Cost May Vary On This Item. Seller Inventory # 9780688140045
Book Description HarperCollins, 2004. Condition: New. Michael Hague (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # MB010718L8Y
Book Description HarperCollins, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110688140041
Book Description HarperCollins, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. 5th imp. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688140041
Book Description New York: HarperCollins Publisherers. 2004, First Printing, First Edition, SIGNED, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed with a flourish on title page (see scan). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 7653
Book Description New York: HarperCollins Publisherers. 2004, First Printing, First Edition, SIGNED, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed with large drawing of elf child in profile and Michael Hagues' name blended in. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 6558
Book Description New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 2004, stated FIRST EDITION, First Printing, SIGNED., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Large drawing of Mushroom man with stovepipe and Michael Hague signature is opposite title page (see scan). Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 9840