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Flower Fairies of the Trees (Flower Fairies)

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Published June 1st 2002 by Warne (first published 1940)
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Mila
Dec 21, 2015 Mila rated it it was amazing
I've seen Cicely Mary Barker's work everywhere but this is the first time I've noticed the tree fairies. It brings back memories of my parent's home with the Almond Blossom, Pear Blossom, Cherry Blossom and Cherry Tree (he's such an imp!). These pictures have a lot of movement - I really like the Willow who dips her "toes in the stream below." The Poplar looks so cute with silky white pompoms on her shoes but in my garden is the despised Cottonwood for that very feature.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 20, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This book was first published in 1940 in England as part of a series of books by Cicely Mary Barker. There are 19 tree fairies in the book, and each illustration of a fairy is done in color. There is also one black-and-white drawing with it's own poem/prose.

The book starts out with a table showing the English name of the tree, it's Botanical name, and it's taxonomic order.

There is one tree noted that has poisonous fruits, and some trees are not in this book since they were featured in other fai
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Annie
Apr 29, 2015 Annie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fairy and poetry
Recommended to Annie by: My Grandmother
This is another wonderful addition to Barker's Flower Fairies series. I feel like this one has some of the most beautiful artwork and the most enchanting poems. It was a really really quick read but I loved it no less.
Leslie
Feb 09, 2016 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Short and simple poems with lovely, tasteful pictures. My 19 month old boy enjoys these books.
Leah
Mar 24, 2015 Leah rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Guardians of younger children
Recommended to Leah by: My Nanny - Kathleen Jarvis
Shelves: childrens
My nan helped to teach me to read with these books. Each night I stayed over we would read together and that made these little books very special to me.

Trees was a good collection. I liked this more that little bit more because I knew the trees involved in the poems, whereas i didn't really know any of the flowers.

I just wished that Barker would have considered doing a story. The poems were beautiful, but a story conbining the fairies would have been magical!
Mariëlle
De tekeningen van de 'flower fairies' kende ik al, maar wist niet dat er ook versjes bij hoorden. Leuk boekje om even door te bladeren.
Laura
This little book is so gorgeous! The drawings are so fine and beautiful.
I love the poems inside and my favourite poem is Willow .
Debra
Aug 03, 2011 Debra rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Drawing are great! and the poems along with them are fun to read! cute little book
Sammy
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Such an adorable little book. I couldn't help but smiling as I read.
Stacy
Jan 11, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a very sweet book of poems and beautiful illustrations.
Gail
Mar 26, 2012 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, poetry, picture
Wonderful, whimsical world of Cicely Mary Barker.
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Cicely Mary Barker was the illustrator who created the famous Flower Fairies; those ethereal smiling children with butterfly wings. As a child she was influenced by the works of the illustrator Kate Greenaway, whom she assiduously copied in her formative years. Her principal influence, however, was the artwork of the Pre-Raphaelites.
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