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The Land of Stone Flowers

A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being


Chronicle Books
Available: 09/04/18
8.75 x 9.75 · 216 pages
CDN $42.95 · cl

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Sveta Dorosheva

Classic fairytales get a refreshing satirical twist in this collection of illustrated stories in which gnomes, pixies, and other fairy folk share tall tales of the strange and unbelievable human world and its inhabitants. Brimming with keen observations and wild assumptions on human anatomy, customs, languages, rituals, dwellings, and more, The Land of Stone Flowers is as absurd as it is astounding, examining contradictory and nonsensical human behaviors through the lens of the fantastic: from the bewitching paper wizards who live in humans' wallets to their invisible hats, known as moods," which cloud their view of the world. Bursting with intricate and evocative illustrations, The Land of Stone Flowers will draw readers into a world of fantasy and fable that slyly reveals many hidden truths about human existence."

Sveta Dorosheva is a freelance illustrator working in the areas of narrative and editorial illustration as well as art for books. Originally from Ukraine, she now lives in Israel.