Folklore & Mythology
The Secret World of the Hidden Ones
This illustrated companion to fairy folklore explores Asian and African spirits as well as the more familiar British and European sprites. Paintings by artists including Turner and Blake are supported by original fantasy art and among the enclosed memorabilia are a booklet of charms and potions and a 19th-century fold-out map of Fairyland. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
ABC, My Grannie Caught a Flea
Scots Children's Songs and Rhymes
This collection, put together by one of Scotland’s best-known storytellers, celebrates the rich tradition of Scottish playground songs and rhymes; some hundreds of years old, others adapted or created by more recent generations of children. From ‘baloos’, or lullabies, with accompanying actions, to singing and counting games and clapping songs, these verses chart an alternative history north of the border.