Good and bad fairies book
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6 Really Messed Up Fairy Tales
Michelle Harrison's 10 best bad fairies
That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc In this richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries -- what their noses and shoes look like, what mischief and what gentle assistance they can give, what their souls and their dreams are like. As it turns out, faeries aren't all sweetness and light. In addition to such good faeries as Dream Weavers and Faery Godmothers, Brian introduces us to a host of less well behaved creatures -- traditional bad faeries like Morgana le Fay, but also the Soul Shrinker and the Gloominous Doom. The faery kingdom, we find, is as subject to good and evil as the human realm.
Michelle Harrison won the Waterstone's children's books prize in with her debut novel, The Thirteen Treasures, a Grimm-style story of a girl who can see fairies. It was of a fairy who had been killed by a wicked witch and buried in our garden. The lack of a happy ending led me to wonder if it was true and, morbid child that I was, I dug in the flowerbeds in search of that fairy. After that I quickly became familiar with the usual tales of good fairies granting wishes and collecting teeth, and gradually lost interest, preferring stories of adventure, mystery, and ghosts. It completely changed the way I viewed fairies and prompted me to research deeper into British folklore. There I found stories of fairies that were deceitful, malicious — even deadly. I knew I had to write about them, and I've been hooked on the darker side of fairy tales ever since.