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The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 1997
If you long for a simple retreat, a few moments spent with the charming "Flower Fairies" will whisk you away to a better place. Not only are Cicely Mary Barker's friends delightful little sprites but the attention to detail in her flowers brings a new appreciation to the wonder of nature that surrounds us all. From the lowliest wayside weed to the splendour of the rose, each subject chosen by Miss Barker is given reverential treatment. Once seen, the beauty of this collection cannot be forgotten.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2004
I had loved the Flower Fairies series as a little girl and bought the Complete Book of the Flower Fairies as a fifth birthday present for a friend's granddaughter. The little girl is so taken with the magical illustrations and the simple verses that the book has now taken on honoured status, only to be taken from the shelf when her grandmother visits so that they can study one fairy at a time together. It is a true classic that never loses its ability to fascinate and charm the reader - whatever their age.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on 13 March 2001
This is it. All of the flower fairies and their poems together! It also has stories that include the flower fairies. My 6 year old daughter and I love reading them. Magical and entertaining.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed reading these poems as a child, and now have enjoyed reading them again. The illustations are beautiful and the poems include interesting facts about the flowers/trees.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2014
This collection includes eight titles: Flower Fairies of the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Garden, Trees and Wayside, as well as the Flower Fairies Alphabet.

I was entranced by these books as a child and learned to identify and name many flowers from reading them. Each flower fairy has its own 'song' but it is the illustrations that I remember: Cicely Mary Barker's well observed botanical drawings lend an 'authenticity' to the companion fairies that is uniquely charming.

The print quality of this collection does not do them justice, however. A couple of the full colour plates look almost like photocopies. What a shame that a publisher like Penguin should cut costs on a book where the illustrations are the key. The collection is still worth getting for someone who has not met the flower fairies before, but if you remember the earlier miniature editions prepare to be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2011
I was requested by Father Christmas to purchase, The complete book of the Flower Fairies, and naturally read it through before giving it to my granddaughter and found it ideal material for a 6 year old who I understand thoroughly enjoyed her much treasured gift.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 1999
I purchased this book for my fiancee who used to love the flower fairies when she was younger. The book is enchanting. The illustrations are wonderful and the content is superb. Buy this book, you will never regret it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2010
I was looking for the definitive Flower Fairy book. This has it all and is indeed beautiful. For anyone interested in British Botanical Artists also a good book. The book arrived in perfect condition also.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2009
Beautiful, even though I almost liked the small little books - which already my mother had - better. But having them all together in one big book is lovely too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2009
A classic, bought for my Grand-daughter. Like my wife, I am sure she will enjoy it. An ongoing treasure.
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