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An Appendix to Lecture 3 of a Series of Talks on Imagination Development
Compiled by Adam Blatner

(I recognize that there are hundreds of other references.) This series was presented at the Fall, 2014 session of the Senior University Georgetown

Allen, Judy. (2005). Fantasy encyclopedia. Boston: Kingfisher / Houghton Mifflin  (Especially p. 12-32.)

Appenzeller, Tim (and the editors of Time-Life Books). (1985). Dwarfs (One in a series titled The Enchanted World about myths, legends and folk tales). Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books.

(The) Great Arcturus) (Illustrated by Chris Pavely). (1991). A starter kit for wizards. Bath, UK: Parragon.

Arrowsmith, Nancy; & Moorse, George. (1977). A field guide to the little people. New York: Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster.

Ashliman, D. L. (2006). Fairy lore: a handbook. Westport, CT” Greenwood Press.

Barker, Cicely Mary. (1923; 1996). The complete book of the flower fairies. (illustrated by F. Warne). New York: Penguin
Barker, Cicely Mary & Warne, Frederick. (1999) Flower fairies, pressed flowers. New York: Penguin.

Barker, Cicely Mary (Re-produced by F. Warne). (2005). Fairyopolis—a flower fairies journal. New York & London: Penguin   (See Warne, below).
Baskin, Leonard. (1984). Imps, demons, hobgoblins, witches, fairies & elves. New York: Pantheon/Random House.

Berenstain, Michael. (1980). The Troll Book. New York: Random House.

Bird, Malcom. (1984). The witch's handbook. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Blatner, Adam, & Blatner, Allee. (1997). The Art of Play: Helping Adults Reclaim Imagination and Spontaneity. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel (Taylor & Francis).

Baumgarten, Fritz. (1985). Winter in the Enchanted Forest. Derrydale Books.
Belting, Natalia. (1961). Elves and ellefolk: tales of the little people. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Berenstain, Michael. (1980) . The troll book. New York: Random House. 

Briggs, Katharine. (1976). An encyclopedia of fairies, hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures. New York: Pantheon.

Briggs, Raymond. (1977). Fungus The Bogeyman. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. (1992 ). The troubles of Queen Silver-Bell. Avenel NJ: Derrydale Books. (Illustrated by Harrison Cady).  (First written around 1920?)

Burns, Jan. (2007). Fairies. Detroit: KidHaven Press.

Carson, Richard David. (1983). Taming your gremlin: A guide to enjoying yourself. Dallas: The Family Resource.

Carter, John Marshall. (1987). Fairies. In Malcom South (Ed.), Mythical and fabulous creatures: A source book. (pp. 325-348. New York: Greenwood Press.

Cross, Tom. (2001). The Way of Wizards. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel.

Collington, Peter. (1995). The tooth fairy. (No words, just pictures.) New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Penny Dann. (1999). The secret fairy party book, or how to have your own secret fairy party. (As told by the fairies to the author). New York: Orchard Books.

J. H. Clarke & Adrienne Brown (Illustrators) & Disney Fairies (2006). Secret fairy homes. New York: Random House.

Dubois, Pierre (Text). Claudine & Roland Sabatier (Illustrations). (2000). The great encyclopedia of faeries. New York: Simon & Schuster. Translated from the French.

Eason, Cassandra. (2002). A complete guide to faeries and magical beings. Boston MA: Weiser Books. Www.redwheelweiser.com

Edwards, Gillian. (1974). Hobgoblin and sweet Puck: Fairy names and nature. London: Geoffrey Bles.

Eisenkraft-Palazzola. (1999). Faeries: doorways to the enchanted realm. New York: Smithmark.

Franklin, Anna. (2005). The illustrated encyclopedia of fairies. New York: Sterling.

Freedman, Clare. (2001). Secret fairy in fairyland. New York: Orchard Books.

Froud, Brian; & Lee, Alan. (1978). Faeries. New York. Harry N. Abrams.

Froud, Brian & Terry Jones. (1986). The goblin companion: a field guide to the goblins. New York: Barnes & Noble.

Froud, Brian. (1998). Good faeries, bad faeries.  New York: Simon & Schuster.

Froud, Brian. (2000). (Text by Jessica Macbeth). The faeries’ oracle. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Froud, Brian (2002). Lady Cottingston's Pressed Fairy Album. New York: Harry N. Abrams. (See Jones & Froud, below.)

Froud, Brian (Art); Ari Berk (Words). (2004) Goblins: a survival guide and fiasco in four parts. New York: Harry N. Abrams.

Froud, Wendy  (Art) & Terri Windling (story). (2003). The Faeries of Spring Cottage. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Gardner, Edward W. (1925?). Fairies. London.

Gikow, Louise (1984). What’s a Fraggle?  New York: Muppet Press / Henry Holt & Co.)

Grosset, Ellen Fort. (Illustrator: Pamela R. Brown. (1987). Woodspirits. Davidson NC: Cairn Studios.  ? title

Hague, Michael. (Ed.) (2000). The book of fairies. New York: HarperCollins.

Hall, Kirsten. (2001). The magical world of fairies. (Illustrated by Anne Kennedy). New York: Cartwheel Books / Scholastic, Inc.

Hall, Manly P. (1972). The elements and their inhabitants (pages 105-108). In, The secret teachings of all ages: An encyclopedic outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian symbolical philosophy. Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Society.

Hirschmann, Kris (2013). Elves & fairies.

Hodson, Geoffrey. (1925; reprinted 1976). Fairies at work and at play (observed by author). London: Theosophical Publishing House.

Holdstock, Robert & Edwards, Malcolm. (1984). Chapter 7: Faerie. In Lost realms: An illustrated exploration of the lands behind the legends. Salem, NH: Salem House / Dragon’s World, Ltd.

Jeffries, Sheila; Illustrated by John W. Taylor. (1998). Talking to fairies: what they are, where to find the, and how they can help! Boston: Element (Children’s Books).

Jonhnson, J. Angelique (Illustrated by Carolin Farias). (2010). The truth about fairies.
Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.

Jones, Terry & Froud, Brian (Illustration). (1996). Strange stains and mysterious smells: Quentin Cottington’s Journal of faery research. New York: Simon and Schuster. (see Froud & Jones 1994 above).

Keightley, Thomas. (1880, republished 1978). The world guide to gnomes, fairies, elves and other little people. (Original title: The Fairy Mythology) New York: Crown.

Keith, Adrienne. (Illustrated by Wendy Wallin Malinow). (1994). Fairies from A to Z. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press / Swans Island Book.

Knight, Sirona. (2005). The complete idiot’s guide to elves and fairies. New York: Penguin / Alpha.

Knudsen, Shannon. (2009). Fairies and elves. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications.

Kunnas, Mauri. (1981). Santa Claus and his elves. New York: Harmony Books.
   (Also the author of The Finnish Brownie Book.

Larkspur, Penelope (Illustration by Leslie E. Watts). (1999) The secret life of fairies. (Buffalo, NY: Kids Can Press

Lenihan, Eddie & Green, Carolyn Eve. (2003). Meeting the other crowd: The fairy stories of hidden Ireland. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.

Levy, Joel (1999). A natural history of the unnatural world. London: Carroll & Brown, Ltd./ St. Martin's Press.

Lidberg, Rolf (Illustrations); Arpi, Erik (text). (1992). A Troll Wedding. Copenhagen, Denmark: Modern Scandinavian Press...

Lidberg, Rolf (Illustrations); Lööf, Jan (text). (1998) Trolls. Copenhagen, Denmark: Cappelen..

Lindgren, Astrid. (1997). The Tomten. New York: PaperStar/ Penguin Putnam

Mack, Carol C. & Mack, Dinah. (1998). A field guide to demons. New York: Owl/Henry Holt.

McCann, Michelle Roehm & Monson-Burton, Marianne. (2001). Finding fairies: secrets for attracting little people from around the world. (Illustrated by David Hohn). Hillsboro, OK: Beyond Words. (Illustrations of various little people from South America, Africa, Russia, Amerindian, etc.)

Macnamara, Niall (text), Illustrations: Wayne Anderson. (1999). The leprechaun companion. New York: Barnes & Noble.

Malam, John. (2010). Fairies. Irvine, CA: QEB Publishing.

McCoy, Edain. (1994) A witch’s guide to faery folk. Woodbury MN: llewellyn Publications.

McGowen, Tom. (1981). Encyclopedia of legendary creatures. Chicago: Rand McNally & Co.

McHargue, Georgess. (1972). The impossible people: A history natural and unnatural of beings terrible and wonderful. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Melville, Francis. (2002). The book of faeries. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Services.

Muntean, Michaela. (1984). Traveling Matt’s adventures in outer space. (A Fraggle Rock Book). New York: Muppet Press / Henry Holt & Co.)

O’Brien, John. (1980). Elves, gnomes, and other little people—coloring book. New York: Dover.

Peterson, Monique. (Illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists). (2006). In the realm of the Never Fairies: the secret world of Pixie Hollow. New York: Disney Press.

Philip, Neil. (2002). The little people: stories of fairies, pixies, and other small folk.New York: Harry N, Abrams.

Phillpotts, Beatrice.(1999). The faeryland companion. New York: Barnes and Noble.

Page, Michael; & Ingpen, Robert. (1985). The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books.

Paracelsus. (@1530). Liber de nymphis sylphis pygmaeis et salamandris et caeteribes spiritubus.

Penwiche, Gossamer. (2001). The world of fairies. New York: Sterling Publishing Co.

Perkes, Alden. (1993). The Santa Claus Book. New York: Lyle Stuart / Carol Publishing Group. (Has several chapters about Santa's elves. Illustrated.)

Phillpotts, Beatrice. (1999). The faeryland companion. New York: Barnes & Noble.

Poortvliet, Rien; & Huygen, Wil. (1989). The book of the sandman. New York: Harry N. Abrams.

Pomegranite Art Books.   Fairies: a book of postcards. Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranite.

Purkiss, Diane: (2000). Troublesome things: a history of fairies and fairy stories. New York: Penguin Putnam.

Reinhart, Matthew & Robert Saubda. (2008). Encylopedia mythologica: fairies and magical creatures. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.  (Pop-up. All kinds. ) (look up)

Rose, Carol. (1996). Spirits, fairies, gnomes and goblins: An encyclopedia of the little people. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Roth, John E. (1997). American elves: An encyclopedia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Scalora, Suza. (1999). The fairies. New York: HarperCollins/ Janna Cotler Books.

Roebuck, Lester. (1987). The good, the bad, and the Oedipal (on Mr. Mxyzptlk), in D. Dooley, & G. Engle, (Eds.), Superman at fifty. Cleveland, OH: Octavia.

Schwartz, Alvin. (1976). Kickle snifters and other fearsome critters. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.

Sergiev, Gilly. (2002). How to catch fairies: Inviting these magical creatures into your life. Gloucester, MA: Fair Winds Press.

Silver, Carole G. (1999). Strange and secret peoples: Fairies and Victorian consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press.

Slaton, Lana. (1978). Giants & gnomes. San Francisco: Troubador Press.

Solinner, Louise. (1998). Elves are everywhere. White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press.

Stiles, Eugene. (1995). A small book of fairies. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artboo

Stine, “Jovial” Bob. (Pictures by Peter Lippman). (1981). Gnasty Gnomes. New York: Random House.

Suckling, Nigel. (1999). The leprechaun book. New York: Barnes & Nobel/Pavilion.

Suckling, Nigel. (Illustrated by Wayne Anderson). (2000). Gnomes and gardens: a field guide to the little people. New York: Barnes & Noble.a

Time-Life Books (1984). Fairies and elves (The enchanted world). Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Co.

Tolkien, J.R.R. (1979). The Father Christmas Letters. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Troupe, Thomas K. (Illustrated by Robert Squier). (2011). The truth about elves. Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books.

Van Gelder, Dora. (1977). The real world of fairies. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing.

Van Sandwyk, Charles. (1999). How to see fairies. New York: Smithmark Publishers

Werner, Jane (Ed.) (2008). The giant Golden Book of elves and fairies.New York: Golden Books.

Warne, F. (2004).  Enchanted garden scented sticker book. (See Cicely Barker above). New York: Penguin..

Virtue, Doreen. (2001). Healing with the fairies. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.

Warner, Sylvia Townsend. (1977). Kingdoms of elfin. New York: Viking. (Fiction)

Williams, Margery. (1975). The Velveteen Rabbit. New York: Camelot/Avon.

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Children's Books:

Baum, L. Frank. (19) . The life and adventures of Santa Claus. New York: New American Library.

Belting, Natalia. (1961). Elves and ellefolk: Tales of the little people. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Bouchard, David. (2001). Fairy. Victoria, BC, Canada: Orca.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. (1992). The troubles of Queen Silver-Bell. New York: Derrydale Books.

Johnson, Crockett. (Early 1940s). "Barnaby" a comic strip about a boy, Barnaby, around age 5, and his fairy godfather, a cigar-smoking, pink-winged J. J. O'Malley. (Copyright 1942, 1943, from Ballantine Books, Random House.)  (Cited in Shalit, G. (1987). Laughing Matters. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., pp. 505-530.)

Palmer, Robin. (1966). Dragons, unicorns and other magical beasts. New York: Henry Z. Walck.

West, Tracey. (2000). Pixie Tricks: Sprite's Secret. New York: Scholastic, Inc./ Little Apple.

Many, from the Rise of the Guardians to the various Harry Potter movies, a host of movies about Tinkerbelle and her friends, about Santa Claus and his elves.
Further afield, all the movies about other creatures, from Shrek the ogre too the Grinch.

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