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.
We recommend this particular for beginning at ~4 yrs old, although the publisher recommends for 3-7 yrs. We find the verses more suitable for ~6 years and up, including many grown-ups we know who adore these books.
These particular seasonal books are a nice small size in the hand for young children, or for displaying on a table. Please note, the Flower Fairies books are available with all four seasons for sale separately, or collected in a Complete Flower Fairies edition.