Folklore Field Guides
The Folklore Field Guides are landscape picture books, with foil-embossed cloth covers, ribbon markers and sprayed page edges. Each gorgeous volume is presented as a historical ‘natural history’ guide, filled with colourful sketches and precise notes detailing the secret life of different magical creatures and their important role in the natural world.
List of books
A Natural History of Fairies by Emily Hawkins and Jessica Roux
Frances Lincoln Childrens. 9780711247666. Sep 2020.
“Featuring a gold foil–embossed cloth cover, a ribbon marker and sprayed gold edges, this gorgeous volume is filled with colourful sketches and precise notes detailing the secret life of fairies and their important role in the natural world.”
A Natural History of Magick by Poppy David and Jessica Roux
Frances Lincoln Childrens. 9780711260252. Aug 2021.
“Over his lifetime, the botanist Professor Gessner has discovered something astounding – not only does magic exist, it is all around us, in the sunshine, in the changing of the seasons, in the plants and air around us. This book compiles all his findings including how to read the signs of magic in the plants and natural fabric of our world and how channel magic ourselves.”
A Natural History of Mermaids by Emily Hawkins and Jessica Roux
Frances Lincoln Childrens. 9780711266490. Aug 2022.
“In 1872, intrepid (fictional) explorer Darcy Delamare disguised herself as a man to claim a place on board the (real life) scientific expedition of the HMS Challenger. She made a record of her findings on the trip, recounting the extraordinary sea creatures she witnessed: mermaids. This beautifully illustrated vintage album is filled with descriptions and illustrations of Delamare’s findings, from tales of mermaids in ancient lore to more recent sightings as well as facts on the beliefs and superstitions surrounding these elusive creatures.”
A Natural History of Magical Beasts by Emily Hawkins and Jessica Roux
Frances Lincoln Childrens. 9780711278820. Sep 2023.
“Presented as the notebook of a 1920s zoologist, this lavish volume sets out to reveal the hidden world of the magical beasts that live among us. Within these pages you will meet bizarre and beautiful creatures from around the globe, discovering their habits, habitats and the legends surrounding them. Learn about the anatomy of a unicorn, the life cycle of a phoenix, incredible dragon courtship dances and much more in this ultimate guide to magical creatures.”