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Flower Fairies of the Spring Hardcover – 30 May 2002

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  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Warne; New Ed edition (30 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723248265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723248262
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.9 x 14.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 World is very old; But year by year It groweth new again When buds appear. Read the first page
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By chatvarin on 8 May 2008
Format: Hardcover
The first book in Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies series contains poems which celebrate the annual rejuvenilation of the World in spring. Spring of course is the blossoming time of the year and I suspect Cicely Mary Barker may have opted to create a collection of poetry on the flowers of this season without having had in mind the idea of going on to create a series. Her delicate illustrations are well loved, a seamless collation of realism - derived from an astonishing botanical and anatomical expertise - and fantasy. The latter is of the purest kind: childish.

The premise of this book is the joy of spring. This joy is unwavering throughout the book, from the coming and advent of spring, witnessed by the arly bloomers, through to when "[t]he Spring and Summer meet", the time marked by the appearance of the mays. There is an obvious focus on children, spring a natural choice for its representation, nascent, exuberant and brimming with imagination. In despite of their unmistakable fairylandish garbs, these fairies are drawn as real children. The poems emulate childish preoccupation and sentiment. Each poem was designed to be printed to face its respective illustration on small pages, conjuring a small window - something resembling a child's view - into the world of wonder that is very real indeed. Frederick Warne has modernized the book every bit as sensitively as they have been the Tales of Beatrix Potter; the book benefits, in a rare instance, from advances in publishing technology fully. The artistry of Cicely Mary Barker's original vision is in no way sacrificed, or even compromised, but rather enriched.
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By esl teacher on 15 July 2013
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My granddaughters ages 5, 7 and 10 were not particularly interested, but anyway I enjoy it and will probably collect some of the others. Maybe someday it will catch the kids interest too since I have a few of the figures in my garden.
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By beverley cardall on 18 Feb. 2014
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another great book from well known author full of beautiful illustrations well worth money brought as gift for a client who I care for
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By T on 4 Feb. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful. Bought for my niece and she loves the books as much as I did as a child, hopefully she will enjoy them for years as I have.
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By d f gregory on 18 Jan. 2014
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Grand kids loved the pics they have a few of these illustrations are great for there minds to think about different faires
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By J Hammond on 17 Dec. 2014
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Beautiful book, takes me back to my childhood. Hopefully my daughters will love these books too.
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