Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales
Celebrated illustrators Brian and Wendy Froud invite us into their fantasy world for a nose around their whimsical creations
Authors Brian and Wendy Froud
APublisher Abrams Books s the new Muppets films induce giggles in cinemas around the world, it’s easy to forget that Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop also produced some darker and more iconic fantasy films in the 1980s, such as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. The spirit of those movies lives on in Brian and Wendy Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, which comes as little surprise because the married couple contributed design work to those classics of 80s puppetbased cinema.
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Brian and Wendy’s art is very good, and they’ve captured a lot of the joyful self-belief of Jim Henson’s fantasy movies. At the same time, the book can be cloying in its cuteness. Whether or not you’ll like it will depend on your opinion of the titular fantasy creatures.
Kristen Stewart’s likeness accompanies the entry on the intriguing-sounding Dream Catcher.