[Faery Bibliography]


Children's Books | Art Books | Faery Artists

[a fairy!] The "Children's Books" section includes primarily picture books and children's poetry. Anything that could be considered a novel is listed in the "Novels and Story Collections" section. "Art Books" lists books that are primarliy about faery art, or which have more pictures than text. This section also includes a list of contemporary artists who depict faeries in their art.

Barker, Cicely Mary
Flower Fairies of the Trees
Flower Fairies of the Wayside
Flower Fairies of the Garden
Flower Fairies of the Autumn
Flower Fairies of the Spring
Flower Fairies of the Summer
A Flower Fairy Alphabet

Bateman, Teresa
The Ring of Truth. Illustrated by Omar Rayyan. New York: Holiday House, 1997.

Cooper, Susan and Warwick Huton
The Silver Cow. Atheneum, 1983.

Crow, Elmay
Speck the Brownie Here and There. Illustrated by Elmay Crow. Victoria, BC, Canada: Crow Publishing, (1968) 1971. (self-published)

Froud, Wendy and Terri Windling
A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale. Text by Windling, illustrated with photographs of Froud's dolls. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
The Winter Child. Text by Windling, illustrated with photographs of Froud's dolls. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Fyleman, Rose
The Fairy Green
Fairies and Chimneys
The Fairy Flute
Fairies and Friends
The Rose Fyleman Fairy Book

Ingelow, Jean
Mopsa the Fairy. London and Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1912 (reprinted by New York: E.P. Dulton & Co., 1919, 1925).

Kimmel, Eric
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. New York: Holdiday House, 1989 (reprinted by Scholastic; originally published in Cricket).

Larkspur, Penelope (Leslie Elizabeth Watts)
The Secret Life of Fairies. Illustrated by Leslie Elizabeth Watts. Toronto and Buffalo: Kids Can Press, 1999.

Muller, Robin
The Nightwood. Doubleday Canada, 1991.

Robertson, Joanne
The Harvest Queen. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch. Red Deer, AB, Canada: Red Deer College Press, 1996.

Talbot, John
Fairy Mischief. Illustrated by John Talbot. London: Andersen Press, 1996.

Tales of Fairies and Elves.
London: Marshall Cavendish, 1987. (no author given)

Yolen, Jane
Child of Faery, Child of Earth


Doyle, Charles Altamont.
The Doyle Diary. New York: Ballantine, 1978.
[The diary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's father, written (and lavishly illustrated) in 1889 while he was an inmate at an insane asylum. ISBN 0-345-28261-2]

Faeries: An Anthology of Verse and Prose. London: Lorenz Books, 1996. (No editor given.)
[ISBN 1-85967-285-X]

Froud, Brian.
Good Faeries / Bad Faeries. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
[ISBN 0-684-84781-7]

Froud, Brian, and Alan Lee.
Faeries. New York, Toronto, London: Peacock Press/Bantam Books, 1978.
[ISBN 0-8109-0901-4 (hardcover), 0-8109-01159-6 (paperback), LCCCN 78-60699]

Froud, Wendy and Terri Windling.
A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
[ISBN 0-684-85559-3]

Froud, Wendy and Terri Windling.
The Winter Child. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
[ISBN 0-7432-0234-1]

Heller, Julek, Caralyn Scrace, and Juan Wijngaard. (text by Sarah Teale).
Giants. New York: Harry N. Abrams; New York, London, Toronto: Peacock Press/Bantam Books, 1979.
[ISBN 0-8109-0955-3 (Harry N. Abrams edition), 0-553-01218-5 (Peacock Press edition); Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 79-12679. 191 pages]

Jones, Terry, and Brian Froud.
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. Great Britain: Pavilion Books Limited and Atlanta: Turner Publishing, Inc., 1994.
[ISBN 1-57036-062-6. About 58 pages]

Jones, Terry, and Brian Froud.
Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
[ISBN 0-684-83206-2. About 85 pages; sequel to Lady Cottington]

Murray, Amelia Jane (text by April Agnew-Somerville).
A Regency Lady's Faery Bower. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1985.
[ISBN 0-03-006109-1, LC Number 85-045321. 64 pages]

Phillpotts, Beatrice
Fairy Paintings. Great Britain, 1978.
[reprinted as The Book of Fairies. New York and Toronto: Ballentine Books, 1979. ISBN 0-345-28091-1 (hardcover), 0-345-28092-X (paperback). 16 pages of text with black and white illustrations, 40 colour plates]

Poortvliet, Rien, and Wil Huygen.
Gnomes. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977.
[originally published in the Netherlands in 1976; reprinted in paperback in 1979 by Peacock Press/Bantam Books. ISBN 0-8109-0965-0 (HC), 0-553-01141-3 (PB); LCC 77-82085. About 200 pages]

Scalora, Suza.
The Fairies. New York: Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins, 1999.
[ISBN 0-06-028234-7]

Stiles, Eugene.
A Small Book of Fairies. San Fancisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995.
[No bibliography, but poems and art are referenced. ISBN 0-87654-476-6.]

van Sandwyk, Charles.
How to See Fairies. Canada: The Fairy Press, 199?.
[Illustrated poem. About 12 pages. Illustrated.]

Vere, Eleanor, and Gordon Boyle
Nymphets and Fairies: Three Victorian Children's Illustrators. London: Academy Editions, 1976.
[Looks at the work of Graham Ovenden, William Stephen Coleman, and Richard Doyle.]

Walsh, Robb, and David Wenzel.
Kingdom of the Dwarfs. New York: Centaur Books, Inc. 1980.
[144 pages]


  • Thomas Canty
  • James C. Christenson
  • Tom Cross (cute kids, flowers, and gems)
  • Patricia Davis
  • Brian Froud
  • Wendy Froud (gorgeous fairy dolls)
  • Drew Hayes (obnoxious comic Poison Elves)
  • Alan Lee
  • Mary Baxter St.Clair (cute fairies)
  • Charles Vess
  • Terri Windling (mythic paintings)

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