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Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Flower Fairies
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Warne (October 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723257248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723257240
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cicely Mary Barker was born in 1895 in Croydon, South London, and spent most of her life there. Because of ill-health she was educated at home and largely taught herself to draw and paint, encouraged by a supportive family and assisted by membership of the Croydon Art Society. She was only sixteen when she had her first work accepted for publication as a set of postcards, and from that time she devoted her career to painting. It was her Flower Fairies books that brought Cicely Mary Barker her greatest popular acclaim. Like the Pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so much admired, she believed in recreating the beauty of nature in art and in drawing from life. Her plants and flowers were observed with complete botanical accuracy and in the fairies themselves she captured perfectly the unselfconscious grace of children, whom she used to sketch in her sister's school.

Customer Reviews

The inside is full of beautiful illustrations.
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My 10 year old daughter absolutely loves this book.
C. Hofferber
Anyone of any age will truly enjoy reading this.
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171 of 180 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Gilleland VINE VOICE on November 1, 2005
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This is a beatiful book, full of gorgeous drawings, fold outs, and removable tidbits. My 9 year old boy loves it. I imagine that a girl would love it even more, as it is a bit feminine.

The story is great, a lady watches her friends house and gardens over an extended time and slowly becomes aware of the fairies that live there.

Along with the fanciful fairy tales and beatiful art, there are real facts strewn through the book about things such as plants and butterflies.

The one potential problem with the book is that it is written in a tiny cursive that even I, an experienced nurse used to reading doctor's writing, have had problems with in a spot or two. My son could not read it at all even though he knows cursive. I had to read it aloud to him.

It is an excellent read aloud for good quality time, and it has high entertainment value and a bit of educational value as well.

I'd give it a 5 for content, but because of the writing - which does add to the artistic look of the book but detracts from a child's autonomy in enjoyment, I'm giving it a 4 instead.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Jane on June 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I received this book from my Grandson for my 65th birthday !!

Yes this book is for adults too who love fairies. It's the most gorgeous book and interesting format I've seen. A pretty jewel on the cover starts you on your way through a fairy adventure with beautiful art work. There are many envelopes and special additions inside to explore. You will want to buy this for friends so they can share in the fun.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By shorty on December 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
hey. I'm 13 and I ordered this last year. it's so cute and imaginative. It is about a woman who stays at her friends house. She then later discovers faries. The book explains how to track faries, what they look like, and other mythical creatures. The book is pretty big (about 12inches length and 10 width) The book includes pretty paintings of faries, little booklets you can open, pockets with surprises, and a method to make blackberry jam :) yum. I'd recomend it to girls 8+

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Row on June 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
All I have to say is this:

1. I presented this book to two birthdays girls at their 6th birthday party.

2. Shortly thereafter 25 little boys and girls forgot all the other toys and games on offer.

3. Shortly after that their father had to wade into a crowd of kindergarteners and rescue the book from 50 little cake-smeared hands all trying to explore its pages.

4. I heard no fewer than four kids ask their parents for their own copies of "purple fairy book."
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for Christmas along with Pirateology. I also have Wizardology, Dragonology, and A Wandmaker's Guidebook. Fairyopolis is just as good as all these books, it may indeed be the best. The cover artwork and color is absolutly amazing, I spend minutes just looking at it. One thing i noticed was on the back it said it was rated for children 6+. I read someone's review about how her son and daughter love the ology books, and she was dissapointed because the whole book was in cursive! Now I am 11, so I can read cursive, but I think the book should be rated 10+, so I strongly advise not to buy this book if you have a child who cannot read cursive, unless you plan on reading it to them, don't buy iy; wait till there a little older. other then that, the concept is great for little kids because the women in the story is very realistic. the book involves a women at her friends house, and it has little hidden treasures in the envolopes, and the last treasure at the end of the book will be enjoyed by all ages!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mad about Penguins on July 22, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a beautiful book, well worth the price. My daughter really enjoys all of the magical pictures and unique charactertistics of this book. A great gift for any young girl that believes in Fairies!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pwyrdan on January 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My mom sent me this book as a gift. I had never even heard of it! But I am very familiar with Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies, which appear throughout the book. The story is an interesting account of CMB's stay in Bartons, Sussex in 1920. She slowly becomes aware of fairies living on the grounds while she is house-sitting. The book is beautiful, with silver ink and a gem on the cover, and many lift-up and pull-out notes, maps, booklets, etc. with information on fairies. It is fun to read, especially with a child old enough not to tear it, and has enough to it to keep adults entertained. The cursive writing is a little difficult to read. It really does have the feel of a scrap-book and I've read it over many times.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Claudia E. Henderson Marin on August 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
It is a very nice book, although small and simple.

I believe it would be a beautiful gift for small girls and boys, because it is very easy to read and has little pop-ops and things to open and investigate.

I think for fairy lovers it is a nice book to see, but not much information.

In general very nice.
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