Author(s): Cicely Mary Barker
Relive the beauty and the magic of Cicely Mary Barker's famous Flower Fairies, with a special new edition of Cicely Mary Barker's A Flower Fairy Alphabet, published to celebrate 90 years since the very first Flower Fairies book was published. A perfect gift for fairy fans young and old, this brand new edition of A Flower Fairy Alphabet features a stunning cover with an unusual and intricate cut-out design that gives the illusion of delicate lace. Each page features some of Cicely Mary Barker's most iconic and beautifully painted fairies, one for each letter of the alphabet. Amongst the unforgettable illustrations you will find the soft pink Apple Blossom Fairies, the jewel-coloured Fucshia Fairy and the tiny red Strawberry Fairy. This beautiful little book is the first of four original Flower Fairy books to be re-imagined with fashion-inspired covers to celebrate 90 years of the Flower Fairies: at the end of 2013 Flower Fairies of the Winter will be published, followed in 2014 with Flower Fairies of the Spring and Summer. When Cicely Mary Barker created the first Flower Fairies book in 1923, this unassuming artist could have had little idea of the immense popularity her fairies would enjoy. Now, nine decades later, Cicely Mary Barker's originality and skill as an artist continues to charm and delight around the world.
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.