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The Fairy Tale Handbook

Libby Hamilton, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator)


List Price: 22.99*
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Go on an adventure to meet all the legendary fairy-tale characters!

Explore the amazing world of favorite fairy tales in this novelty-packed guide. Includes lift-the-flap maps, miniature books, insider information on famous characters like Cinderella and the Gingerbread Man, and a closer look at more troublesome folk, including the Big Bad Wolf! With a wealth of amazing detail to pore over, fairy-tale fans will love to explore this guide again and again.

Praise For The Fairy Tale Handbook

This interactive guidebook to the fairy-tale world teems with background details, maps and pop quizzes. … Tomic’s illustrations have an Old World feel.
—New York Times

Tomic’s artwork borrows from popular representations of fairy-tale characters and locations, while maintaining a sense of grace and novelty in his depictions. Interactive features include flaps (for seeking out hidden animals or discovering the secrets of princesses like Rapunzel and Snow White), mini-booklets, and pop-up wedding celebration.
—Publishers Weekly

Elegant figures in medieval dress give the illustrations for this revue of stock European folk-tale settings and characters (plus some modern hangers-on) a classic air. The lavish detailing begins on the cover with a view of a pumpkin carriage nearly hidden by gnomes and pigs, a wolf in granny clothing, a golden goose and other recognizable figures.
—Kirkus Reviews

Templar, 9780763671303, 20pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014

About the Author

Libby Hamilton has written a variety of books for children, including The Monstrous Book of Monsters, which was a finalist for the Children’s Choice Book Award.

Tomislav Tomic has been a children’s book illustrator for many years. His books include the international bestseller Wizardology.