First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. Like the pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so admired, Barker believed in re-creating the beauty of nature in art and drawing from life. Her Flower Fairies watercolours have a unique combination of naturalism and fantasy. Now newly re-jacketed in the style of bestseller Fairyopolis, this new edition makes a perfect gift for a new generation of Flower Fairy fans. The book features poems and full-color illustrations of over 20 flowers and their guardian fairies.
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.
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