The Land Of The Blue Flower

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
9 Reviews
Every fair night through the King's earliest years the Ancient One carried him to the battlements and let him fall asleep beneath the shining myriads. But first he would walk about bearing him in his arms, or sit with him in the splendid silence, sometimes relating wonders to him in a low voice, sometimes uttering no word, only looking calmly into the high vault above as if the stars spoke to him and told him of perfect peace.

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Review: The Land of the Blue Flower

User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

A small book with the beginning to a story waiting to be expanded. I wish there was more to this story and world. In it's simplicity and shortness, I think it is perfection. It is a small little fable you can read in one sitting and it is worth a read for something light hearted and uplifting. Read full review

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User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

toothache sweet and overly simplistic -- as I read I kept thinking "No. Nope. Untrue!" Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924.

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