The Book of Fairy Poetry

by Michael Hague

Hardcover, 2004



Local notes

821 Hag



Harpercollins Childrens Books (2004), Edition: First Edition, First Printing


A collection of poems about fairies, including selections by J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Jack Prelutsky.


Physical description

10.1 inches


0688140041 / 9780688140045



User reviews

LibraryThing member DanaMBelley
Michael Hague is well known for beautiful illustrations and he does not disappoint when it comes to The Book of Fairy Poetry. Fairy poetry from writers such as Sir Walter Scott, Jack Prelutsky, Walter De La Mare and William Shakespeare are compiled in this artful book.

Hague makes magic when pairing this classic poetry with his wonderfully detailed and visually stunning artwork. Jack Prelutsky’s “She”, eerie and extraordinary on its own, is given life through Hague’s depiction of She. It’s almost as if you can feel her watching you while you read. In contrast to “She” John Milton’s “Song” imagines a world fun and excitement, where fairies are dancing all night long. The musicality of the lyrics fills the reader with joy.

Hague has compiled a beautiful collection of fairy stories that have been divided into four chapters: Where Fairies Dance, Fairy Justice, The Road to Fairyland and Fairy Helpers. This compilation contains wonderful bed time stories, fun upbeat poetry and classic works from many writers. Hague compliments all of them with magic of his paint brush.
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LibraryThing member crfonten
A collection of poetry from famous authors. The poems are all different lengths so you can easily pick and choose according to grade which poems to read.


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