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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.

Tove Jansson was born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1914. Her mother was a caricaturist who designed 165 of Finland's stamps and her father was a sculptor. She studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France, and subsequently became a book illustrator. Her extraordinary illustrative style is seen as a design classic the world over. Originally written in Swedish, the Moomintroll books have been translated into 34 languages and adapted for television, film, radio and opera. Tove Jansson lived alone on a small island in the gulf of Finland, where most of her books were written. She died in 2001.