Friday, April 29, 2005

REVIEW: Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Terry Jones, Brian Froud

Date Started: Thursday, April 28, 2005
Date Finished: Thursday, April 28, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
This book was so neat! The pictures were beautiful. I have another of Froud’s Fairy books and the artwork in this one didn’t let me down. I feel there was a lesson to be learned from the story though, and after reading one of the reviews at Amazon, I’m not sure whether I got the lesson right or not. Someone there mentioned a more sinister plot in which the fairies wanted revenge. However I didn’t get that from the story. Granted they pulled their usual trickery later on as Angelica got older, such is their way, but I instead saw their actions as a way to get her to enjoy life more. I don’t want to go into more detail than that to give the story away but suffice to say, the underlying story can probably be taken in more ways than one. Your own outlook will probably color whatever lesson there may be to learn. :)

I’ll be having some friends over this weekend that will also appreciate looking through this book. How perfect, Beltane (May Day) and all, and we’re even doing the Maypole on Saturday (or Sunday if it rains out on Sat). And then this will be heading out to icanfly (another appropriate name to be receiving a fairy book, no?) sometime next week after I get her address. Thanks again to Firegirl for sharing this beautiful book!

See the BookCrossing journal page for this book for more reviews and related links.

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