The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

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by Cicely Mary Barker
     
 

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Enjoy the classic, complete collection of Cicely Mary Barker's original Flower Fairies books in this brand-new edition. This collector's favorite has been redesigned and now features a lavish, eye-catching jacket with silver foil. The interior still includes all of the well-loved illustrations and poems from Barker's eight original books, as well as a

Overview

Enjoy the classic, complete collection of Cicely Mary Barker's original Flower Fairies books in this brand-new edition. This collector's favorite has been redesigned and now features a lavish, eye-catching jacket with silver foil. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723248392
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Flower Fairies Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
94,827
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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SPRING MAGIC

The World is very old;But year by yearIt groweth new againWhen buds appear.

The World is very old,And sometimes sad;But when the daisies comeThe World is glad.

The World is very old;But every SpringIt groweth young again, And fairies sing.

Meet the Author

Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, South London in 1895 and died in 1973. She found international acclaim as an artist with her delightful Flower Fairies books the first of which, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was printed in 1923.

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The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each poem was done by Barker after the picture, and they do hint at the beauty of great poetry, and at the knowledge of nature (with footnotes about the flowers here and there, as well). Basically Barker would paint a flower, say a jack-in-the-pulpit, drawing with it a 'fairy' seen by her as the spirit of that flower (drawn from life, using a child from her sister's nursery school -- you can see individual children appear repeatedly, with different outfits made, it is suggested, by Barker, and wings fashioned by her too). Each poem then elucidates her view of the pairing of fairy and its flower. Enchanting and lovely, this books makes one thirsty for all sorts of knowledge and experience, although itself a window on abstraction and mystery. This book would be great in association with a pressed-flowers project, or the Barker 'Flower Fairies' coloring book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to go with a Flower Fairy quilt I made for a granddaughter. The book is lovely and contains all the Flower Fairies and associated poems by Cicely Mary Barker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
beautiful pictures and great poems to go with them. Great for all ages, but show to young children to keep book beautiful
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the pictures. They are just so beautiful. There is also a little peom to compliment each of the illustrations. For example: To English folk the mighty oak/ Is England's noblest tree/ Its hard-grained wood is strong and good/ As English hearts can be/ And would you know how oak trees grow?/ The secret may be told/ You do but need to plant a seed/ One acorn in the mould/ For even so long years ago/ Were born the oaks of old
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone familiar with Cicely Mary Barker's fairy illustrations will know how appealing this book is. Those who aren't familiar, the illustrations are realistic and charming with beautiful childrens faces on various flower and weed fairies. The colors are vibrant and the attention to detail is stunning. Each illustration comes complete with a little poem to go with the flower or weed fairy. The end of the book has a few delightful stories. This book would appeal to parents who want to expose their children to poetry and to flowers. This book truly is candy for the eyes!