The Secret History of Hobgoblins
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    Oct-2012 (Hardcover)
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    08 & up
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Professor Ari Berk returns to reveal another trove of magical history to his avid readers: the history of the humble hobgoblin.

Every house holds a mystery.

Behind the door, beside the stove, under the stairs, along the roads -- Hobgoblins have been the helpful housemates, neighbors, and friends of humans for thousands of years. But beware! When humans forget their obligations to the Secret Folk and break the Laws of Hospitality, even the friendliest Hobgoblin may turn tricksy.

Here find tellings of domestic Brownies, Lobs-Lie-By-The-Fire, Roman Lars, Japanese Tsukumogami, medieval Portunes, playful pixies, orderly Tomten, and the famous Robin Goodfellow, as well as grimmer folk: wandering Willow O' The Wisps, wrathful Red Caps, and bold Boggarts.

Join the Order of the Golden Quills as it presents the secret history and long lost lore of the Hobgoblins who dwell in that most mysterious of all lands: home.

Richly illustrated (by Alan Lee, Larry MacDougall, Gary Chalk, Virginia Lee, Fernando Molinari and Douglas Carrel), this folkloric volume includes special features such as several mini-booklet flaps, a gatefold, and a lavish cover with embossing and foil.
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