The Hidden FolkThe Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings

illustrated by Beth Krommes

Houghton Mifflin, 2004
ISBN 0-6181-7495-8

Selkies, fairies, gnomes, hill folk, river sprites—do you believe in them? Perhaps among the flowers, beside a mountain, or near deep waters you’ve caught a glimpse, once or twice, of what you thought might be the silvery shadow of a dwarf, or a hint of a fairy’s wing, or the tail of the water horse. Or was it just the odd light of dusk or dawn playing tricks? As Lise Lunge-Larsen’s magical, timeless stories reveal and Beth Krommes’s enchanting scratchboard illustrations capture, the hidden folk are there, all right: you just have to know where—and how—to look.


Minnesota Book Award

Starred review: School Library Journal

The Bologna 2005 Children's Book Fair Illustrator's Exhibition

New York Public Library's Children's Books 2004: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

USA Today Best Illustrated Book

a Best Book of the year, Bank St. College of Education

Beth Krommes has been awarded the 2009 Caldecott Medal for her illustrations in "The House in the Night"!

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