Gyo Fujikawa's Come Follow Me...
to the Secret World of Elves and Fairies and Gnomes and Trolls
Gyo Fujikawa ~ Grosset and Dunlap, 1979
Never can get enough Gyo. We've been all about monsters and trolls and goblins and such around here lately. One of my girlfriends had this book and for years I coveted it, but last week, I stumbled onto one of my own. One of my son's all time favorite books is Oh, What a Busy Day!, which I believe was Gyo's masterpiece...
...but nothing is more fun than seeing how she envisions an alien.
A FAIRY VOYAGE by Unknown
If I were just a fairy small,
I'd take a leaf and sail away,
I'd sit astride the stem and guide
It straight to Fairyland and stay.
Told is classic big Gyo book style, here we are treated with stories and poems about all sorts of magical creatures, from the first Japanese fairy to how to tell goblins from elves.
One of the coolest things is seeing the expressions of awe and surprise on her character's faces when they ponder something fantastical. And if you were a young person way back when like me, you'll definitely remember that weeping troll. That memory came screeching back the moment I saw him!
A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child's Book of Poems
Let's Grow a Garden
Oh, What a Busy Day!
Our Best Friends
Fairy Tales and Fables
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