Elves, gnomes, small trolls, brownies, leprechauns, and other little people are depicted here in captivating illustrations by well-known children's book artist John O'Brien. Brimming over with whimsy and originality, the 25 illustrations also feature such delightful creatures as Rumpelstiltskin (Grimm), Thumbelina (Andersen), the people of Blefuscu (Swift), the Jumblies (Lear), Henry Hudson's crew (Irving), and Oberon, Titania, and Puck (Shakespeare).
Children will naturally enjoy these appealing drawings, while adults will find them both amusing and artful — Mr. O'Brien's manner is strongly reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brugel the Elder.