Faeries, Elves and Goblins: The Old Stories

Faeries Elves and Goblins The Old Stories Exquisitely illustrated with images by Arthur Rackham and others enchanting stories are accompanied by a well researched and interesting notes and sources sectionWeaving mystical tales of changeli

  • Title: Faeries, Elves and Goblins: The Old Stories
  • Author: Rosalind Kerven
  • ISBN: 9781907892479
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Faeries, Elves and Goblins: The Old Stories

    Exquisitely illustrated with images by Arthur Rackham and others, 25 enchanting stories are accompanied by a well researched and interesting notes and sources sectionWeaving mystical tales of changelings, mischief, treasure, and enchantment this collection presents 25 stories which keep folklore heritage alive Interspersed with spotlight features on faery folklore, includExquisitely illustrated with images by Arthur Rackham and others, 25 enchanting stories are accompanied by a well researched and interesting notes and sources sectionWeaving mystical tales of changelings, mischief, treasure, and enchantment this collection presents 25 stories which keep folklore heritage alive Interspersed with spotlight features on faery folklore, including fascinating quotes drawn from medieval manuscripts and both written and oral folklore, these tales cover faery morals, elvish misdemeanors, the spells cast by goblins, and the sightings of the creatures, as well as their dealings with mortals The enchanting stories, rewritten to engage a new generation, are each attributed to a British region With charming illustrations from favorite illustrators throughout, this book reminds readers of the enduring appeal of folklore and mystery for all generations.

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    1. Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess

      A fantastic collection of fairy stories and the second of Rosalind Kerven's books I've read this year - and I'm definitely going to read any further publications.Fairy tales aren't just for kids - as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It took me right back to my childhood. These old stories are timeless, and wonderfully told in Faeries, Elves and Goblins. As an adult, the background to some of the stories was extremely interesting. I love reading anything that increases my general knowledg [...]

    2. Sherry

      Traditional fairy tales from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with illustrations. Beautiful illustrations highlight the beginning of every chapter. If you write fairy tales and need a resource book, this is it. But this isn't just a book to give to a child. This is a grown up book too. There are references in the text for additional Fairy sources. Some old-fashioned words and phrases in the stories and poems. I loved the feeling of being re-introduced to old legends and mythologies through t [...]

    3. Leila Kern

      Fun read! I love reading about faeries, goblins and the like. Such a wonderful part of our history! Now, to actually visit the countries mentioned!

    4. Courtney

      Used for research. A nice collection of stories, and the illustrations (mostly Arthur Rackham) are so lovely.

    5. S.C. Skillman

      I bought this book recently in a National Trust gift shop, and found it fascinating reading. Rosalind Kerven explores the raw material from which many of our great fantasy novelists have derived their archetypes. She includes "mystical tales of faery royalty, mischievous goblins, helpful house-elves, changelings and enchantments across the British isles", with spotlight features on "faery folklore, faery morals, the various faery tribes, and spells and dealings between faeries and mortals". As a [...]

    6. Zeenat

      A collection of short mythologies of the Fae and their world. When I received this book, I was excited because I always wanted to read some of the original Faery tales. The old collection of fae stories were delightful and thought provoking. I won't go through every story, but I'll share my favorites:Midwife to the Faeries--A tale about a serving maid who got swept up in Faery. I like this tale because it was classic in it's warnings about the fair folk, and it involved faery ointment.The Bogie' [...]

    7. DelAnne Frazee

      Title: Faeries, Elves And Goblins ( The Old Stories )Author: Rosalind KervenPublisher: National Trust BooksPublished: 8-14-2013ISBN-10: 1907892478ISBN-13: 978-1907892479E-Book: ASIN: B00EKKAVU0Pages: 213We grew up on the tales of Faeries, Ghost, Goblins, and other members of the other world that came to visit us in secret. I have read my children and their children stories from the books I had as a child until finally giving those books to my niece a few years back. This book, Fairies, Elves and [...]

    8. Sophie Avett

      This little book was expensive. Oh my god, this was probably the most expensive book I've bought in a while. HOWEVER, it was totally worth it. I did pick up this book at Barnes and Noble, and it is the hardcover edition. Frankly, I opened it not really knowing what to expect and as I started reading I found myself utterly surprised by how familiar the stories sounded. Come to find out, they're familiar because this is THE fairy tale book most children had not too long ago. They just don't know i [...]

    9. Norma

      Disclaimer: I received this book free from Anova Books in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.Not only does this book contain quaint tales from all over Britain, but it contains little tidbits of knowledge as well.It is so hard to determine which story was my favorite. I loved them all. The stories told in this book are all retellings of old stories that had been passed along for ages.As for the tidbits of information, these are all gleaned from the various [...]

    10. Csenge

      If I had to pick an introductory book to fairy lore, this could definitely be a great option. Well selected, well-written (eloquent, enjoyable, and close to oral storytelling, which I like), high quality edition (or at least it looks great on Kindle). It contains all the most popular fairy tale types (changelings, faery wives, faery midwives, leprechaun treasures, etc.) as well as some of the most well-known classics (Tam Lin, Thomas the Rhymer, Midir and Edain). In addition, it also contains so [...]

    11. Ionia

      I really enjoyed this book. While there are plenty of books out there on similar subject matter, this one was much better than the others I have read. What I loved about this book: First of all, it was nice to see such a well organised book. These stories are all from various regions of Europe (Oh my, someone mentioned my Northumberland and I did a happy dance.) The stories were well researched and beautifully written. I loved that each of the tales were relatively short so that I could go do ot [...]

    12. Sasha

      Great collection of Irish, English, Scottish and welsh folklore. I liked the short stories, especially the ones with the ambiguous moral messages - never thank a goblin, because then he'll stop helping you! It's a well-rounded collection of all kinds of magical things living in the hills, plus some commentary and further reading in the last section. I feel like this would be an excellent starting point for someone learning about old fairy tales, be it casual interest or a more academic approach. [...]

    13. Tintaglia

      Venticinque storie sul Piccolo Popolo, selezionate fra le centinaia che affollano il folklore delle Isole Britanniche: fate, folletti, spriggan, brownies sono solo alcune delle creature che, a volte benevole e volte no, affollano le pagine di questa raccolta, meravigliosamente illustrata dalle immagini d'epoca del grande Arthur Rackham.Quello che però mi ha veramente conquistato, al di là delle storie piacevolissimamente narrate e delle magnifiche illustrazioni, sono state le competenti introd [...]

    14. Renee

      Firstly lets just take a moment to acknowledge how beautiful this book is. A wonderful hard backed book with thick creamy pages is hard to go past. This one also had beautiful colour illustrations. Heck it even smelt good. Now on to the content. This was a series of short stories based around faery legends from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. In addition to these stories there was information on recorded faery sightings, the faery tribes throughout the regions, dealings between faeries and [...]

    15. Bekka

      Thanks to Netgalley and National Trust Books for early access to this title.This is a wonderful collection of fairy tales from all over the United Kingdom. The stories are retold in simple, accessible language which will appeal to both children and adults. A collection of fantastic children's illustrations are also included. I love the Arthur Rackham ones the best! This would be a great addition to a personal collection, and would be a fun gift to introduce a child to these timeless tales. Highl [...]

    16. Nick Turner

      Traditional fairy tales from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with illustrations. Illustrated letters begin each chapter. There are references in the text for additional Fairy sources. Some old-fashioned words and phrases in the stories and poems. I particularly liked The Faery Borrower a Faery lending service (library and general goods).I read an advance review copy from the publisher.

    17. Sarah

      Fairy Tales have always been a love of mine. The old stories that have shaped the way we look at the mystical world around us. This book does not fail to deliver. This book called to the child in me that looks at a mushroom and sees a fairy door. That knows that elves still hide in the woods and that goblins come out at night. This is a lovely book to share with a child.Reviewed copy to review from NetGallery.felelith/2013/09/

    18. Kasey Cocoa

      Endearing collection of cherished stories for all ages. For anyone who ever loved a story about these fantasy creatures, you'll love this book. Great to share with those who still have an imagination. I loved the additional information at the back of the book to read separately from the stories. The illustrations were lovely and added to the book. The wealth of additional information and where to find it makes this one shine above the others. Very well done.

    19. Amanda

      Possibly the finest collection of faery stories I've ever read. The author has a keen eye for faery "type" and re-tells the tales with such finesse that she truly captures their capricious, mischievous, funny, mysterious natures in a way that would appeal to a modern reader while still hearkening the ancient-tale traditions. A book I would really like to own, so that I can re-read at whim.

    20. H. Anne Stoj

      A really delightful book of old stories that aren't commonly found in fairytale collections (not without being of a particular region or country, anyhow.) Lovely illustrations from some of the greats, like Arthur Rackham.

    21. Cathie Maud

      Mixed storytelling style (old and modern) makes for an experience that pulls you back from the magic of the past with a 'rough' phrase and then throws you back in when it regains its original narrative momentum. Also a lot of typographical errors.

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