Sometimes it can seem,
in the blink of an eye,
Some magical beings
have just passed you by.
Various Faerious reveals the magical world of faeries to young readers, with simple rhyming descriptions and captivating illustrations.
Author and illustrator Jacqui Grantford details the various kinds of faeries which inhabit different climes – from the Faeries of Snow, with crystalline wings, to the devilish Contrary Faeries, with their weird ways, and on to the debonair Flippant Faeries, who tap dance and kick up their heels.
The descriptions and verse are sweet, but there is no question that it is Grantford’s illustrations which make this book a winner. Each faerie type is depected in awe-inspiring detail in its natural surrounds, with each new spread revealing more of Grantford’s talent. The illustrations are as different as the faeries themselves and readers of all ages will be enthralled.
This is no mere book of pretty fairies with tutus and no substance. This is a collection of wonderful images, which will appeal to boy readers as much as to girls.
This is artist and graphic designer Grantford’s first picture book. Her talents are sure to be used in many more titles.
Various Faerious, written and illustrated by Jacqui Grantford