Elves and Fairies, 1st Edition

  • Kris Hirschmann
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  • ISBN-10: 1601524692
  • ISBN-13: 9781601524690
  • DDC: 398.21
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Elves and fairies populate the folklore of practically every time and culture. This book focuses on the European fairy tradition, laying out details about elves’ and fairies’ powers, looks, homes, habits, and personalities. It also examines human/fairy interactions and explains traditional ways for people to safely manage these encounters. These beliefs and the tales that generated them have inspired countless fictional treatments and pop-culture phenomena. From Tolkien's elves to Tinker Bell, fairies of all types continue to work their magic on modern audiences

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: All in the Family.
1: Defining Elves and Fairies.
2: Encounters with the Little People.
3: Elves and Fairies in Literature and Film.
4: Elves and Fairies in Popular Culture.
Source Notes.
For Further Exploration.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.