Illustrator: Tony DiTerlizzi
Published by Simon & Schuster on December 26th 2006
Genres: Fantasy, Childrens
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Many would have you believe that sprites (or "fairies" as they're often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don't let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know - or think you know - about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.
This book is sooo cute! It really makes me want a sprite as a pet. It’s really frustrating, honestly—this book is just teasing me! Here’s how to take care of a mythical creature, in great detail! But again, it goes into great detail about them as a species, even more than the series and the Guide. Like I said, I think other faeries should have their own books as well. What’s funny is that the book also talks about people who keep goblins as pets, and that’s just ridiculous. I can’t fathom it. Goblins are like, the most terrible. I would sooner try to keep a phooka as a pet. But sprites seem great, so long as you can keep them contained and relatively docile. They’re like little dolls that are alive and prefer to dress themselves. And also love scheming, apparently, and can bite. And sometimes kidnap infants? But they don’t seem nearly as dangerous as larger faeries.
There is also a website for the International Sprite League that I would love to access, but it seems to be down.
reaction upon finishing
That was fun! Somebody get me a sprite for my birthday!
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