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Fairies: Real Encounters With Little People by Janet Bord

Who are they? Where can they be found? Dramatic discoveries about these enchanted beings.

Comprehension level is average.

Type font is good.

Photo section( with some fairies in a few of them) and a few sketches

There’s too much content for me to give it a decent review, but I’ll try. 😉

This book should have been titled better to express the extensive collection of reports from  dozens of sources mentioning fairy & little people encounters and sightings from many different cultures and countries around the world: United States, Europe, Canada, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, England, Wales, Scotland, and more.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a reference and resource of many dozens of sightings and reports. It has a nice bibliography, index, source list of books, news reports and other sources that she utilized to write this book. There’s a great amount info in this book to help anyone interested in the genre have decent overview of the varied types of reports and beings.

Ms. Bord covers many ideas as to the origins of these beings. She doesn’t base her speculations on old folklore.  She discusses many possibilities, such as interaction with real pygmy tribes and even a possible UFO/alien connection and several other ideas worthy of consideration.

The descriptions of size, gender, clothing and any vocal sounds are really impressive.   Most of the beings aren’t categorized as one type or another, but some of the beings are referred to as familiar fairy-kind.

The book has a middle section of black and white photos, some of which are captioned that they contain little people. The clarity of the photos are less than high quality, but at least the author added them to her book.  There’s also a few sketches scattered throughout.
Are they real or not? I don’t know. There’s a couple of photos that are quite intriguing. I’m just glad Ms. Bord respected the reader enough to publish a few photos and sketches for visual reference.

I recommend this book for it’s photos, extensive collections of reports and expanded speculations on some of the origins and aspects of fae & nature folks.