Faeries, Elves and Goblins: The Old Stories
Faeries, elves, goblins, leprechauns, brownies, spriggans and many other supernatural beings leap vividly off the page in this collection of 25 haunting stories and folklore from the rich narrative heritage of Britain and Ireland, including authentic historical material dating from Anglo-Saxon times, the early Middle Ages and the 17th Century. Marvel over ancient spells to summon faeries to your house, tremble at the shapeshifting powers of dangerous faery queens, lose yourself amongst the illusions of Faeryland and learn how to protect family members from the terrors of faery abduction. Interspersed with spotlight features on faery folklore, these tales cover faery morals, elvish misdemeanours, the spells cast by goblins and the sightings of the creatures, as well as their dealings with mortals. With charming illustrations from favourite illustrators throughout, including Arthur Rackham, this book reminds us of the enduring appeal of folklore and mystery for all generations.
Rosalind Kerven has written over 50 books, many for children, with co-editions and translations in 20 countries. One of her great passions is world myths, legends and folk tales and she is the author of English Fairy Tales and Arthurian Legends (both National Trust). She wrote King Arthur (Dorling Kindersley), an international bestseller, Earth Magic, Sky Magic (Native American stories), The Giant King (Norse Myths) and Enchanted Kingdoms (Cetlic myths). She lives in the Northumberland National Park.