The Barefoot Book of Faeries by Tanya Robin Batt


The Barefoot Book of Faeries by Tanya Robin Batt

Lift the veil between the faery world and our own and meet a variety of faery folk through stories, poems and snippets of lore from Britain and Ireland. Each story introduction is filled with fascinating historical and literary details about faery customs, among the shower of pixie dust, glittery stars and fluttery dragon flies that highlight Gail Newey's whimsical illustrations. This work provides a valuable learning tool as well as an enchanting journey into the mystical faery realm and will appeal to children and adults who love faeries for their magic and mischief. 'The poems that intersperse the stories are full of vivid language that will paint pictures in the heads of sleepy children' - The Sunday Times . This title is rich in literary content, with poems from literary greats such as William Shakespeare, Thomas Hood and Thomas the Rhymer.


'The poems that intersperse the stories are full of vivid language that will paint pictures in the heads of sleepy children' --The Sunday Times'

About the Author

Tanya Robyn Batt is one of the world's few professional fairies. She also adds a pinch of pixie dust to her role as a freelance arts educator, using her huge collection of clothes and costumes and her passion for dressing up to educate and entertain. Batt has also written The Faery's Gift (978-1-84148-997-1) and The Fabrics of Fairy Tale (978-1-84686-088-1).Gail Newey earned her degree in illustration from Manchester Metropolitan University. After painting limited-edition 17th-century-style enamel boxes, she decided to devote her time to illustrating children's books. Gail takes her inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites, in particular Rossetti. She lives in Manchester.

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Mixed media product
Contains CD-Audio (Audiobook) and Paperback
64 pages


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Publication date

28th March 2008



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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

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