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Hardcover The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies Book

ISBN: 0723248397

ISBN13: 9780723248392

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

(Part of the Flower Fairies Series)

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Book 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.

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The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

This book is beautifully painted, but it would be better if the drawing also includes the background. Some of the Fairies are cropped, so we could not enjoy the beautiful surrounding where it was depicted.

Good Pictures

Since I can remember I have loved th faerie series and this book is what I wanted most for my birthday. The pictures kept me (and still do) occupide for hours with friends and alone. Me and my friends play a game with it where we open a page and point to the faeries nameing what we think each one is. Here is an examble of what we call the faeries, cute, pretty, and fun. If you have a daughter or if you like faeries, order this book.

Wonderfully Imaginative

I certainly wouldn't have rated this series of fairy books as the typical browsing material of your regular guy aged 18 - 25. Football statistics ... sure! Music weekly ... absolutely! Whimsical directories of flowers and their corresponding fairy folk ... Hmnnn, not likely. And yet 20 years ago, in the village bookshop, Cranleigh, Surrey, England, I accidentally selected the Flower Fairies of Summer, more or less at random, from a stack on a table at the back of the cave-esque Dickensian little shop. I was instantly captivated and placed under the spell of the Folk of the pages within. The illustrations were literally spell-binding!Over the next few years I collected them all and referred to them often for my own aspirations to illustrate. The little characters are quite beguiling in their environmental surroundings. Sadly, my collection was lost in a move and when I tried to replace them I found they were discontinued! I was aghast! Irked, that such a superb collection should be out of print and was thoroughly cheesed off with the publishing industry at large. Then, in 1998, I was overjoyed to find a superb collection of the entire set, beautifully bound and packaged in a ribbon-tied box in a shop in Chichester. I readily shelled out the not insignificant sum of £55.00 (+/- $80.00) and it now takes pride of place on my shelves. I look through them often. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that I encourage everyone reading this review to become acquainted with the works of Cicely Mary Barker, for themselves and their children, and of course, the children in themselves. The books are quite magical!

Very Subtle, Yet Expressive Poetry....

The drawings are delightful, as are the poems that go with each. The drawings are superb renditions and representative of both the symbolic character and physical attributes of each herb. The reading level is age 4-8, but adults may see the subtleties expressed in the poems. The short stories in the back are ones you will want to read to your children or grandchildren.
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