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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, cturnal 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. 

The World of Fairies

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