Enter the fairy realm – but consume nothing, or you may never return…

In the latest instalment of the best-selling Element Encyclopedia series, Lucy Cooper examines the history, legends, and folklore of fairies. Be charmed by the Djinn of Arabia, meet the bushy-eyebrowed Hebu of South America, and investigate the Cottingley Fairies, as you lose yourself on this enchanting journey of magical beings.

But beware: the forest is dense and shadowy, and that beckoning flicker may just as likely be friend as foe…

Loaded with hundreds of fascinating entries, this complete A-Z guide is packed with delightful illustrations, stories, and fairy lore spanning the globe.

Whether you’re a seasoned fairy-spotter or a new visitor to Fairlyland, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies is an essential addition to your fantastical bookshelf.

The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies will be released on 28 August, 2014.