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Mopsa the Fairy

Jean Ingelow

Book Overview: 

A delightful fantasy about a young boy who discovers a nest of young fairies and tells of their adventures together.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Yes,” said another, “fairies are delicate eating indeed. We must speak Jack fair if we want to get at them.” And she heaved up a deep sigh.

Jack lay still, and thought he had better pretend to be asleep; but they soon noticed that his eyes were open, and one of them presently walked up his leg and bowed, and asked if he was hungry.

Jack said, “No.”

“No more am I,” replied the raven; “not at all hungry.” Then she hopped off his leg, and Jack sat up.

“And how are the sweet fairies that my young master is taking to their home?” asked another of the ravens. “I hope they are safe in my young master’s pockets?”

Jack felt in his pockets. Yes, they were all safe; but he did not take any of them out, lest the ravens should snatch at them.

“Eh?” continued the raven, pretending to listen; 44 “did this dear young gentleman say that the . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Terrible, no sense and no point, no fun.

I don't remember all that much about this book as I read it a long time ago, but I remember being enraptured when I read it at age 11 or 12 after finding it in an obscure book store.
Some how I often find myself thinking about it, and about Mopsa. I'd love to reread it one day and see what I think of

Despite its faults I give this book 5 stars because of its visionary brilliance and its incomparable insights into the Faery relams. If you are ever going to take Faeries seriously this is a book to read.

And if you dont believe in Faeries after this, you NEVER will!!!

I read this because it was mentioned at the end of Gene Wolfe's novel The Sorcerer's House. Not surprisingly, Mopsa tells Jack something similar to what Martha tells Bax: “'It’s the same world that you call yours,' continued Mopsa; 'and when I’m a little older, I’ll explain it all to you.'” This is

Excellent. But even more so if you are a Gene Wolf fan.

When you take this book in isolation, then you are given a children's tale, like Enid Blyton, full of fantasy, and world that only the best of us could have imagined.

Ok, so the book has mistakes, and errors, that could put off the grammatical

Enjoyable, lovely and certainly worth reading, but not the deepest nor the most wonderfully composed fantasy.

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