Barker s classic A Flower Fairy Alphabet features a newly designed jacket paired with her original artwork and poetry, providing a nostalgic look into the Romantic Age Full color illustrations


10 thoughts on “A Flower Fairy Alphabet

  1. Calista Calista says:

    This is still the same fairy poetry as all the others but in an alphabet layout Some of these we have seen before and most of them are new I do recommend the 4 season fairy books first I think they are the best, but this one is good too I felt some of the rhymes in this one hadto do with the alphabet than the plant, but some were all about the plant These are from a bygone era I want to own the collection someday.


  2. D D says:

    Exquisite, detailed illustrations enhance this volume of the much loved flower fairy series.


  3. Jaimie Jaimie says:

    Most of the other flower fairies books hold their strength simply in their illustrations their poems are weak and not particularly engaging Yet, this alphabet breaks the trend, as Barker s short poems pair well with their fairies and read like a true alphabet book Her fairies have always shown personality, but evenis revealed when we get language that matches the visuals properly Evensurprising is that Barker engages the reader directly, breaking the fourth wall if you will, by d Most of the other flower fairies books hold their strength simply in their illustrations their poems are weak and not particularly engaging Yet, this alphabet breaks the trend, as Barker s short poems pair well with their fairies and read like a true alphabet book Her fairies have always shown personality, but evenis revealed when we get language that matches the visuals properly Evensurprising is that Barker engages the reader directly, breaking the fourth wall if you will, by discussing the hard choice of flower and fairy for some of the letters for which there is abundance This breaks the narrative flow of the book a touch, but besides the illustrations which tie everything loosely together Barker has never really concerned herself with story WE re almost at the finale of the collection of flower fairy books, so I ll be sad to see them finish, but I m sure I ll revisit these many times again for inspiration


  4. Persephone Abbott Persephone Abbott says:

    Charming illustrations of course, catching the twin faces of sweet children and flowers The poems leave a little to be desired, but as far as simple descriptions go to help one linger over the drawings, they serve well Before being given a few of Barker s inspirational books recently I, remembering having seen the fairy drawings, dipped into this fairy world once to write a poem Fairy Tea At The Museum published at Charming illustrations of course, catching the twin faces of sweet children and flowers The poems leave a little to be desired, but as far as simple descriptions go to help one linger over the drawings, they serve well Before being given a few of Barker s inspirational books recently I, remembering having seen the fairy drawings, dipped into this fairy world once to write a poem Fairy Tea At The Museum published at


  5. Leah Leah says:

    This is such a sweet little collection I m so glad my nan stumbled upon them at a charity shop They are very much loved.This book had my favourite illustrations of the whole collection, the fairy on the front cover was my absolute favourite It was just so elegant and I loved the way she hung like the flower itself.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


  6. Lacey Lacey says:

    This edition isn t the audio book but they don t have it on here so I chose one and but that it was a CD audio book Cute but eh


  7. Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald says:

    A clever way to do an alphabet book.


  8. Elevetha Elevetha says:

    Lovely So pretty It s truly amazing when you think that she taught herself how to draw and paint She taught herself well


  9. Kristen Kristen says:

    lovely illustrations


  10. Araksia Pendergast Araksia Pendergast says:

    1 Awards NYTimes bestseller2 Appropriate grade level 3 Summary Publication in 1923, Cicely Mary Barker s Flower Fairies have enchanted both adults and children alike around the world The accurate drawings of the enchanting fairy images based on real children from Cecily s sister s nursery school This book appeals to our innate sense of magic and wonder Originally accompanied by a poem or verse dedicated to the individual Flower Fairy the charming characters and detailed artwork have also 1 Awards NYTimes bestseller2 Appropriate grade level 3 Summary Publication in 1923, Cicely Mary Barker s Flower Fairies have enchanted both adults and children alike around the world The accurate drawings of the enchanting fairy images based on real children from Cecily s sister s nursery school This book appeals to our innate sense of magic and wonder Originally accompanied by a poem or verse dedicated to the individual Flower Fairy the charming characters and detailed artwork have also been translated into fiction for young readers.4 Review This is a great book for both adults and children It catches children attention by giving them a very powerful creature which they believe which comes to life for them It brings their imaginary creatures to life.5.In class use this book is great to catch children interest in learning the Alphabet The pictures are there to help the children remember the picture of the fairy and the letter which it represents it a beautifully illustrated book