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  • Published: 15 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241333303
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 56

Flower Fairies of the Summer




A beautiful new edition of Flower Fairies of the Summer, featuring a stunning new laser-cut jacket design.

This new edition of Cicely Mary Barker's classic Flower Fairy title features a beautiful brand-new catwalk-inspired cover. Intricate and reminiscent of lace, the new cover pays homage to the delicate beauty of Cicely's original illustrations.

The book includes all the original classic poems and illustrations of the Flower Fairies of the Summer

Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies have been ethereal companions to girls and women around the world ever since the publication of Cicely's first book in 1923. The magical illustrations have inspired generations of children to search for fairies at the bottom of their gardens. There is something delightfully charming about the delicate, childlike fairies of Cicely's imagination. Once seen, they are never forgotten.

  • Published: 15 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241333303
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 56

About the author

Cicely Mary Barker

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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