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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fairies by Anna Franklin
Illustrated by Paul Mason and Helen Field

Nearly 3000 listings of different being from around the world and many cultures:
from fairies to Sasquatch, tree spirits, winged beings, will o’the wisp, to the zorya sisters to name a few.

The beings and spirits are listed in alphabetical order
Comprehension level is average
Type face is good
hundreds of illustrations and pictures

This is my favorite book for researching info on fae and nature folk.  It not only tells of the being but most of the time tells of the region or culture it comes from. While it doesn’t cover all the Native American nature folks, it does have a nice selection of them.
This is not a boring book by no means. It’s well written and I sometimes get lost in reading page after page of the spirits and beings across the world.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in learning about spirits and mystical beings legends and lore across the world.