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Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: October 12, 2004
ISBN: 0-688-14004-1
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:  Nonfiction / Poetry / Fantasy [Ages 9-12]
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
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The Book of Fairy Poetry 
By Michael Hague

      Shakespeare used the world of the Fae as a setting for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” John Milton, too, was fascinated by the elusive world of these mystical beings enough to write about them. These masters of the written word are just two of the many classical writers included in “The Book of Fairy Poetry.”

“What I am I must not show –
What I am thou couldst not know –
Something betwixt heaven and hell –
Something that neither stood nor fell –
Something that through thy wit or will
May work thee good – may work thee will.”

-- From “Fairy Song” by Sir Walter Scott

      Illustrated with vivid, majestic pictures depicting the classic poems and folklore, this hardback book will give anyone chills of inexplicable awe. From the tale of the “She” to the amusing gossip that runs rampant through the world of the fairies, the poems are unique and wonderful examples of why the world of the fairies is a world that will never be forgotten. I recommend this book to anyone who loves beautiful ethereal art and dramatic poetry about the world that can only be reached by those who have a passion for the curious and imaginative.