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Flower Fairies of the Summer Hardcover – May 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Series: Flower Fairies
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Warne (May 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723237549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723237549
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,698,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, South London in 1895 and died in 1973. She found international acclaim as an artist with her delightful Flower Fairies books the first of which, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was printed in 1923. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies of the Summer is awonderful children's book, that would be treasured by adults as well.Her illustrations of flowers and plants are botanically accurate, but the crowning glory is the fairie showcased in each picture! Her work draws us to rediscover nature from a child's eye!
Cicely wrote a poem for each fairy. While I've enjoyed many of Cicely's publications, I particularly enjoy Flower Fairies of the Summer for the poetry. The poetry invites the reader to delight in the wonder and magic of nature on a summer's day. The use of words comes from another age, where there was somehow more time to indulge the senses in appreciating the intricacies nature.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The "Flower Fairies" series of books by Cicely Mary Barker are simply enchanting - the poems are sweet, & the illustrations are detailed and gorgeous. In "Flower Fairies of the Summer", Ms Barker writes poems about the Buttercup Fairy, the Herb Robert Fairy, the Forget-Me-Not Fairy, the Poppy Fairy, the Foxglove Fairy, the Wild Rose Fairy and many more. This series of books is a great way to introduce young children [especially those who love nature and fairies] to verse. I highly recommend all the books in the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Breann on January 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My children and I love this book! Cicely Mary Barker was such a talented soul. The pictures are wonderful and the poems are almost musical. A wonderful way to celebrate the "little" things and teach your children about the flowers of the summer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By penny miller on January 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The summer fairies are highlighted in this book. It should be a required text to go along with the widely available flower fairy quilting fabrics! Cicely Mary Barker was the first and remains the best artist of this type of art! She dressed her models in elaborate costumes, then sketched and painted them. So cute! There is a wide range of genders and ages of the child models. Darling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Estes Park on May 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Excellent love the pictures ; love all the poems and stories; arrived quickly and in excellent shape. We love it!
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