Celebrates and introduces children to the flowers and plants that grow along country roads and paths by making them magical This title includes stories such as The White Bind Weed Fairy, The Jack Go To Bed at Noon Fairy and The Red Clover Fairy.
Flower Fairies of the Wayside Celebrates and introduces children to the flowers and plants that grow along country roads and paths by making them magical This title includes stories such as The White Bind Weed Fairy The Jack Go T
Even though the more complex fairies of Brian Frout, Arthur Packham, and Charles Vess are my favourite there's an intrinsic innocent charm to Cicely Mary Barker's flower-inspired fairies. Each fairy's design is drawn from the flowers of England, in this case specifically wayside flora, so Barker's fairies retain a realism that many of the other artists bypass entirely. Sure, fairies are creatures of myth and legend, but they have one foot in the real world, so having an essence of the recognizab [...]
I finally read this book. I found a collection of her books at Goodwill in Tacoma. Specifically, Goodwill by the pound. Imagine pounds of books for pennies on the dollar! Back to this book. What a great way to introduce children and adults alike to flowers and plants.
This is another of the Cicely Mary barker books from England. There is no copyright date in this book. Also, this particular book is taller than the other books in the series and has a different type of cover.At the end of the book there is a note from the author saying that the flowers are based on real flowers, but that the author had never seen a fairy, and she says “children will be able to tell the true parts from the pretend parts in these books.” This causes me to wonder if she had co [...]
Flower Fairies of the Wayside by Cicely Mary Barker This tiny, little book is a very sweet thing. I picked this up for my daughter at a used bookstore simply because it was filled with fairies. I had not looked at it in the two years since i picked it up but last next I just sat down and flipped through it. This little book is filled with simple poetry and wonderful little paintings. Originally published way back in the 1920s, they stand up to the test of time. Any fan of fairy art will love th [...]
My nan used to read this collection to me when I was very little, and actually helped me learn to read with them, making them very meaningful to me.This one was the last one I read, and it certainly matched up to the rest with it's sweet lyrical poems, and the beautiful illustrations to match. I was glad to have read them.I just wished that Barker would have considered doing a story. The poems were beautiful, but a story conbining the fairies would have been magical!
Currently my toddler son is singing from this book. He thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted me to read more after we had finished the whole book. I am thankful for more of these little books to read to him.
Wonderful, whimsical world of Cicely Mary Barker.
I love learning the different plants of the wayside through this enchantingly beautifully illustrated book.
The whole series of Flower Fairies is charming.
This beautiful classic is a pleasure to read.