In 1923, when Cicely Mary Barker created the first of the Flower Fairies books, Flower Fairies of the Spring, this unassuming artist could have had little idea of the immense popularity that the Flower Fairies series would enjoy. Now, more than twenty years after her death, Barker
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Cicely Mary Barker was born in Croydon, South London in 1895 and died in 1973. She found international acclaim as an artist with her delightful Flower Fairies books the first of which, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was printed in 1923.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
The World is very old;But year by yearIt groweth new againWhen buds appear.
The World is very old,And sometimes sad;But when the daisies comeThe World is glad.
The World is very old;But every SpringIt groweth young again, And fairies sing.
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Book Description Warne, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110723243441
Book Description Warne. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0723243441 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0282303