- ISBN 9781862056848 / 1862056846
- Title Goblins!
- Author Ari Berk and Brian Froud
- Category Folklore, Myths & Legends
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2004
- Pages 88
- Publisher Anova Books
- Imprint Pavilion Books
- Dimensions 248mm x 299mm x 16mm
Goblins, a subspecies of faerie, are those creatures that cause all the trouble in the human world. Froud and Berk have investigated goblins and, unfortunately, infected their book with them. Anyone who brings this book home will be in big trouble.
Goblins, a subspecies of faerie, are those creatures that cause all the trouble in the human world. Froud and Berk have investigated goblins and, unfortunately, infected their book with them. Anyone who brings this book home will be in big trouble. 'Goblins' is a fun, funny, smelly, sticky guide, reproducing pages of the ancient and odoriferous Codex Goblinensis; including a first-ever Field Guide that will help identify the various types of goblins; a gazetteer of photos of goblins taken with the arcane, and highly temperamental, Goblin Camera; and a section that helps you know if you've 'got goblins' and what to do about it. (There is nothing you can do). Brilliantly written and illustrated by Brian Froud and Ari Berk, 'Goblins' combines the detailed, folkloric approach of 'Faeries' and 'Runes of Elfland' with the wackiness of 'Lady Cottington' to make their most visually rich and outrageous book yet.
Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include international bestsellers such as 'Faeries', with Alan Lee, 'Lady Cottington's Pressed Faery Book', with Monty Python's Terry Jones, 'Lady Cottington's Faery Album', and 'The Faeries Oracle'. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films, 'The Dark Crystal' and 'Labyrinth'. Froud lives in Devon with his wife and son. Ari Berk is a folklorist, poet, and scholar of literature, ethnography, iconography, and comparative myth. The author of scholarly studies as well as popular titles for children and adults, most notably 'The Runes of Elfland' (with Brian Froud). Dr. Berk is assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University.