The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

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The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

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The book has the complete collection of poems of Cicely Mary Barker divided in sections with the drawings in great quality and detail. What a wonderful way to learn about the Lady's Smock, Colt's Foot and Celandine, the Primrose and the Dandelion, the Dog Violet and the Daffodil. The book will serve as the perfect reminder of the time you spent with your mum in the garden, or when you played amongst the flowers and pretended you had your very own fairy friends. Since the publication of Cicely Mary Barker’s first book in 1923, the Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to generations of readers around the world.

The flower fairies appear most realistic; perhaps because C M Barker used to sketch the children at her sister's school, bringing the faces of innocent childhood to her world of delightful fantasy. I loved the Flower Fairies so much when I was young and now being able to read this with my daughter was such a lovely experience. Because of ill-health she was educated at home and largely taught herself to draw and paint, encouraged by a supportive family and assisted by membership of the Croydon Art Society.

To turn the pages is to enter another world, one where beauty and joy leap out with a laugh, banishing everyday cares and recreating that bright pleasure experienced when really looking properly at the flowers and countryside. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Like the Pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so much admired, she believed in recreating the beauty of nature in art and in drawing from life. The art is stunning and the poems are sweet and informative without feeling like you are just sitting learning a lesson about plants.

Mary Shelley's darkly disturbing tale is illustrated by Angela Barrett and newly introduced by Richard Holmes. Thank you Penguin books for bring back to life the magical world of one of the greatest authors of all time! Both are hardback, with good quality paper and includes the original books: Flower Fairies of the Spring, Flower Fairies of the Summer, Flower Fairies of the Autumn, Flower Fairies of the Winter, Flower Fairies of the Garden, Flower Fairies of the Trees, Flower Fairies of the Wayside and A Flower Fairy Alphabet.I had an early copy of Mary Barker's Book of the Flower fairies which I bought for my Mum years ago. Although Barker painted and published many works, both secular and devotional, it was the Flower Fairies that became internationally beloved and remain so. This book has lovely poetry, which at times I struggle with since I am not that much into poetry, but the drawings, colorings, the feel of the book just makes you want more.

I've loved the Flower Fairies for as long as I can remember and always thought it was nice that she had both boy and girl fairies. I think it is a must for every child’s bookshelf – beautiful and just as enchanting as when the first book appeared in 1923. Barker does a beautiful job with the details--they were considered equal to "botanist" standards at the time (since things were drawn more than photographed in her time).

In my opinion this would be a lovely book to read together with any young child, but is particularly interesting for girls of all ages.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The interior still includes all of the well-loved illustrations and poems from Barker's eight original books, as well as a selection of fairy rhymes. Charmed Life arrives in an explosion of magic in this edition illustrated by Alison Bryant and introduced by Katherine Rundell.Since the publication of Cicely Mary Barker's first book in 1923, the Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to generations of readers around the world.



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