Blog Tour - Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate

Tuesday December 14, 2010



Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate
by  Lesley M.M. Blume
Illustrated by David Foote
Random House
September 2010
Summary: In this luxuriously illustrated guidebook, preeminent fairy expert Miss Edythe McFate shares her knowledge of the modern fairy world and includes practical advice on matters such as how to tell a good fairy from a bad one, how to spot a “fairy ring,” how to tell the difference between dwarves and trolls (one species is far deadlier than the other), and how to defend against fairies who would do you harm. Also included are eight true cautionary tales about children who have encountered fairies in ultramodern New York City.


A note from Miss Edythe....

To:      The children of the world
From:  Miss Edythe McFate
Re:      The wondrous, dangerous world of modern fairies – READ IMMEDIATELY!

My name is Miss Edythe McFate, and once you’ve read my practical guide to modern fairies, you will never see the world around you in the same way again.

Perhaps you think fairies are figments of the imagination, or even relics of an ancient past.  You may even think that all fairies are lovely winged creatures who dance in bluebell fields, granting wishes to anyone who encounters them.

You would be wrong on all counts.

Fairies are very much alive today, and they are everywhere – in our cities, our backyards, and even our kitchen cupboards.  Some of them are indeed the sweet-tempered winged creatures of folklore, but the fairy family also includes goblins, trolls, brownies, and other strange creatures – some of which are revealed in this book for the very first time.  While many fairy breeds are harmless, others can be quite nasty or even dangerous.

In my luxuriously-illustrated guidebook, I share my knowledge of the modern fairy world and include practical advice on matters such as:

* How to tell a good fairy from a bad one,
* How to spot a “fairy ring,”
* How to tell the difference between dwarves and trolls (one species is far deadlier than the other),
* How to defend against fairies who would do you harm,

… and much, much more.  Also included: eight true cautionary tales about children your age who have encountered fairies in ultramodern New York City.  You would be advised to read my book closely, lest you find yourself in your own fairy encounter.  

After all, forewarned is forearmed...

My two cents...I really enjoyed these eight stories set in modern day New York city. Original and a little on the dark side, these unique tales are a refreshing twist on traditional fairy lore. Excellent buy for upper elementary and middle school. 

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