Over the Hills and Far Away: Stories of Dwarfs, Fairies, Gnomes and Elves from Around Europe

Author(s): Verschuren, Ineke

Myth & Folklore

This is an exciting new edition of a classic storybook anthology, illustrated for the first time in colour by bestselling author Daniela Drescher. The book is a collection of forty stories from around Europe about gnomes, dwarfs, leprechauns, fairies and little folk. The stories come from Ireland, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, England, Flanders and Scandinavia.


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'This book is illustrated throughout with beautiful, colourful pictures by Daniela Drescher that have much of interest in them and are a real delight to linger over and discuss with the young reader... I thoroughly recommend this lovely book, which I think would be enjoyed by children of all ages.' --Rosemary Usselman, New View, Summer 2010 'The stories vary in length and complexity, but all of them fascinate. This is a handsome resource for sharing and for independent readers to enjoy on their own.' -- Books for Keeps, July 2010

Ineke Verschuren is also the author of The Christmas Storybook and The Easter Storybook. Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She has worked with children for ten years and is an illustrator for a parenting magazine. She is the author of In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, The Elves' Big Adventure, What's Hiding in There? and Merlina and the Magic Spell (all Floris Books).

General Fields

  • : 9780863157301
  • : Floris Books
  • : Floris Books
  • : February 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Verschuren, Ineke
  • : Hardback
  • : Daniela Drescher
  • : 176