Quote for Today: Wendy Froud

"Look at them," troll mother said. "Look at my sons! You won't find more beautiful trolls on this side of the moon." illustration for John Bauer, 1915

“Look at them,” troll mother said.
“Look at my sons! You won’t find more beautiful trolls on this side of the moon.”
Illustration from Walter Stenström’s The Boy and the Trolls, John Bauer, 1915

My mother used to read to me every night when I was little. We got through most of the major fantasy books of that time. The Narnia books by C.S. Lewis were my favorites and, later, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. I started making dolls to fill in the gaps of the dolls I had. Obviously we couldn’t buy centaurs and fauns and elves and fairies, so I made them to play with the normal dolls I had. I must have been about six years old when I started making fantasy dolls.
― Wendy Froud

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