Flower Fairies of the Spring

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Frederick Warne, 1991 - Children's poetry, English - 56 pages
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One of the original flower fairy books, featuring the 'Flower Fairies of the Spring'. Each watercolour is accompanied by a poem. The superior draughtmanship and perfect botanical detail of each and every Flower Fairy drawing captures the true essence of nature and enhances their timeless appeal, ensuring their continuing popularity.

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User Review  - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing

This is another of Cicily Mary Barker's flower fairy books while it covers the flowers of Spring. More than the autumn and winter books I can tell this particular one is more England-based than ... Read full review

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User Review  - JalenV - LibraryThing

Flower Fairies of the Spring has beautiful illustrations. The poems are so-so. Here is a list of the fairies that appear in this book, in alphabetical order: Bluebell Fairy Celadine Fairy Coltsfoot ... Read full review


The ColtsFoot Fairy
The Larch Fairy
The WoodSorrel Fairy
The Cowslip Fairy

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About the author (1991)

Illustrator Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, England in 1895. As a child she spent much of her time drawing and painting, and her father enrolled her in art courses at the age of 13. She sold her first work two years later to a stationery printer. Barker was elected a life member of Croydon Art Society a year after that. She is most famous for her Flower Fairy series of books and was greatly influenced artistically by Kate Greenaway and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Barker used real-life models for her paintings, created only botanically accurate flowers, and worked primarily in watercolor with pen and ink.

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