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Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal

Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal

Cicely Mary Barker
Novelty Book  Series
For ages 6 and up
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0723257240

Cicely Mary Barker is going to spend the summer at a friend's house in Surrey. She plans on spending the warmer months painting, gardening, and writing. As she goes about exploring her surroundings she sees some tiny little footprints on the garden path. Then she hears someone or something playing a beautiful song which sounds like the "tinkling of tiny magical bells."

Not surprisingly Cicely starts to investigate, sure that she is on the track of fairies. Cicely goes to the library and puts together all the information she can find about the little people. She also consults experts in the field and bit by bit she begins to form a clear picture of fairies, their lives, and their worlds. By studying butterflies, flowers, and the natural world around her Cicely comes to better understand fairies, always hoping to get a proper look at the elusive little creatures

Full of Cicely Mary Barker's lovely illustrations and presented in the form of a journal/scrapbook, this beautiful book will give readers hours of entertainment. With mini books to read, flaps to lift, cards to open and much more, this multimedia volume is full of surprises and treats. Readers will see bus tickets, pressed flowers, invitations, postcards and all kinds of other items on the pages and for those readers who are interested in studying fairies for themselves, this book is an excellent guide and source of information.