Flower Fairies of the Summer
  • Flower Fairies of the Summer

  • 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.

Vivian French was best known at school for being extremely weedy, and for talking a lot. She continued her attachment to words by becoming first an actor, then a story-teller and finally a writer of children's books ... she's not sure how many she's written (she's not good at maths), but it's somewhere around two hundred. Many of them are for sevens and under, but she does write for older children too - and also non-fiction, which she says is very exciting because you find out so many things you never knew about. At the moment Vivian is writing books about Princesses, Draglins, Egyptians and Chocolate - oh, and a frog obsessed sorceress. (If she's not working on at least five books at the same time she worries she'll never be asked to write again.) She does rather too much travelling in order to swap ideas about books and writing with children and adults, and this often makes her late delivering the books she's meant to be writing. (If any publishers are reading this, she's very sorry!) She lives in Edinburgh, and has four grown up daughters ... and she's a lot less weedy. She still talks a lot, though. Korky Paul is from South Africa. He has illustrated many books for children and his work with the poet John Foster is particularly popular. He illustrated WINNIE THE WITCH which won the Children's Book Award and is now available on CD ROM. Korky divides his time between Oxford and Greece.

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