cover image The Fairy-Spotter's Handbook

The Fairy-Spotter's Handbook

Rosalind Kerven. Frances Lincoln Ltd, $14.95 (48pp) ISBN 978-1-84507-152-3

A die-cut cover of an open door fittingly opens the way to The Fairy Spotter's Handbook by Rosalind Kerven, illus. by Wayne Anderson, which provides a glimpse into the history and lore of the ""Little People."" Along with a description of Fairyland (""There are golden palaces, farms with fat milk cows, and orchards full of huge, juicy fruits. Everything is perfect"") appear stories about people who reportedly have had contact with fairies and suggestions of ways to protect against wicked fairies. Anderson's illustrations add an appropriately mystic charm.