The Fairies' Ring by Jane Yolen

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Fairies, those elusive creatures of folktales and childhood longing, are celebrated here in a lovely, lavishly illustrated collection of stories, poems, and lore.

More than two dozen selections from varied cultures show the many-sided relationship between people and fairies. Sometimes helping, sometimes hurting, and sometimes capturing hearts--fairies' intentions are rarely clear, but their hold over our imaginations is sure. Their allure is beautifully conveyed in romantic paintings by Stephen Mackey and in the rich, evocative, and often funny language of renowned folklorist and writer Jane Yolen. These two talents, who share a long fascination with fairies, have created an enchanting collection worthy of a place in the hearts of children and all those captivated by the Folk.

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.
Published October 1, 1999 by Dutton Juvenile. 96 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Yolen (Child of Faerie, Child of Earth) heralds the seductive charms of fairyland in this volume of stories and poems, masterfully illustrated with Mackey's (Cat Up a Tree) mystical oil paintings. The

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Yeats's ""The Stolen Child,"" William Allingham's ""The Fairies"" and the Scottish folktale ""Thomas the Rhymer."" Some of the pieces describe fairyland as an idyllic escape from the rough-and-tumble of everyday life, while others warn against the dangers of fairy kidnappers (Ben Jonson's ""Queen...

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