FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING
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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.Read more ›