The Land of Stone Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being (Whimsical Books, Fairy Books, Books for Girls) (Hardcover)

The Land of Stone Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being (Whimsical Books, Fairy Books, Books for Girls) By Sveta Dorosheva, Jane Bugaeva (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sveta Dorosheva, Jane Bugaeva (Translated by)
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Description


Classic fairytales get a refreshing satirical twist in this collection of illustrated stories in which gnomes, pixies, and other fairy folk share tall tales of the strange and unbelievable human world and its inhabitants. Brimming with keen observations and wild assumptions on human anatomy, customs, languages, rituals, dwellings, and more, The Land of Stone Flowers is as absurd as it is astounding, examining contradictory and nonsensical human behaviors through the lens of the fantastic: from the bewitching paper wizards who live in humans' wallets to their invisible hats, known as "moods," which cloud their view of the world. Bursting with intricate and evocative illustrations, The Land of Stone Flowers will draw readers into a world of fantasy and fable that slyly reveals many hidden truths about human existence.

About the Author


Sveta Dorosheva is a freelance illustrator working in the areas of narrative and editorial illustration as well as art for books. Originally from Ukraine, she now lives in Israel.

Praise For…


"After reading The Land of Stone Flowers, you'll come away with a new appreciation for the magical world, for your own world, and for your place in it. And you'll learn to laugh a bit more at yourself and those around you. You may even start believing in magic. Magic that is invented in our minds and made real by our words and our pens. Magic that adds life to the human experience. Magic that touches even people like me who are strongly rooted in logic and objective truth...In the end, all I can say is, 'Wow.' This book is a masterpiece."
-GeekDad

"After reading The Land of Stone Flowers, you'll come away with a new appreciation for the magical world, for your own world, and for your place in it. And you'll learn to laugh a bit more at yourself and those around you. You may even start believing in magic. Magic that is invented in our minds and made real by our words and our pens. Magic that adds life to the human experience. Magic that touches even people like me who are strongly rooted in logic and objective truth...In the end, all I can say is, 'Wow.' This book is a masterpiece."
-GeekDad

"What would fairies and mythical creatures think of humans? This gem of a book seeks to answer that question - and does so through gorgeous art nouveau illustrations and imaginative tales. You'll savor each page."
-Refinery 29

"What would fairies and mythical creatures think of humans? This gem of a book seeks to answer that question - and does so through gorgeous art nouveau illustrations and imaginative tales. You'll savor each page."
-Refinery 29


Product Details
ISBN: 9781452163703
ISBN-10: 1452163707
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 216
Language: English