Fantasy: An Artist’s Realm by Ben Boos. Fantasy is packed with beautiful artwork depicting Boos’ own fantasy world. These are character, landscape, and weapon sketches, and a general back story of what Ian calls “an elaborately created world.” Ian has spent a lot of hours pouring over this book, creating his own stories that could unfold in the pages.
How to See Faeries by Brian Froud. This one is one of Eva’s favorites. She’s a self-proclaimed fairyologist, and loves to collect encyclopedia-type books on the topic. Froud of course is the master of the fairy world, and in this book he reopens his imagination to appeal to a slightly younger crowd than those typically drawn to Good Fairies/Bad Fairies. It’s full of interactive components – hidden messages, paper cutouts, mirrors and magical signs – that help the reader see the mysterious fey.
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths by Erik Kimmel. A beautifully illustrated collection of some of the most famous of the Greek myths, this was a go-t0 when we were studying Ancient Greece. I read the stories aloud to the kids over lunch (a favorite activity), and we got lost in the amazing illustrations. If you love this book as much as I do, check out their collection of Grimm’s fairy tales and Aesop’s fables as well.
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