Book Reading Challenge No.10

Flower Fairies Secret World

Ever wondered who lives int he bottom of your flower garden.  Well wonder no more.  Tiny Flower Fairies going about their daily lives helping to look after the countryside.  Camouflaged in petals, pods and leaves of the flowers they are born to.  unlike normal fairies these ones do not have wands or grant wishes, they instead dance and play and tend to their plants and each other, living in gardens, parks and country lanes.

A beautifully illustrated book by Cicely Mary Barker, I am drawn to the dreamlike nature of it.  This is one of a series and is very intriguing as it as some rhyme and cunningly it teaches its young reader name and descriptions of the all the flowers one would expect to find in such a delightful garden.  Reading about Cicely we find she used young children to model her fairies from and kept true to all the plant life.   

30 years after her death these books still entrance and  delight us all.

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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2 Responses to Book Reading Challenge No.10

  1. Patricia says:

    More fairies. Sounds like a lovely book. You must have been enchanted with them as a child. Have you ever seen a fairy circle, usually near a wooded, secluded area. I have upon many occasions. They may take the form of a perfect circle of flowers, mushrooms, clover, or grass that has a definite pattern. Don’t ever step into one. You don’t want to disturb the community!

    • Gosh! no I have to admit I have never seen a fairy circle Patricia. Yes, my other story mentioned about the fairy circle, and the little girl was transported to their fairy land. I must remember to watch where I walk and tread carefully. Thankyou for telling me. *smiles*

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