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A Furl of Fairy Wind

By (author) Mollie Hunter
Illustrated by M. Christopherson
Genres: Picture books
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Three Hills Books, Galashiels, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Nov 1986
Dimensions: w 220mm h 140mm
ISBN-10: 0907448232
ISBN-13: 9780907448235
Barcode No: 9780907448235

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Kirkus US
Four brief, gracefully managed encounters with magical beings - a bit conventional for the likes of Hunter but enchanting enough from another mortal. The first and least original tells how "The Brownie" raises hell for the skeptical new farmwife until she learns to put out his porridge each night; "The Enchanted Boy" dreams of fairyland until the fairy queen somehow relents and breaks the spell; "Hi Johnny" is a friendly peddler who makes a good trade with the fairies and learns in the process to value his merry life over gold; and the title story has a plain servant girl earn her place in the family (and acquire a bonnie smile) when she bravely saves the baby from being switched for a changeling. Though Gammell's foggy gray illustrations could do with a touch of humor, the four tales make a charming, nicely varied introduction to Gaelic lore. (Kirkus Reviews)