What happens when a little girl moves into a new house and discovers a tiny door? One day she manages to open it . . . and her world is forever changed when she gets her fi rst peek at the homes and the magical world of the Flower Fairies. As she starts to explore her neighborhood with a friend, they discover that there are more doors—all leading to the most secret of fairy places.
Filled with gorgeous paper ephemera, pop-ups and special interactive features on every spread, this beautiful novelty book leads the reader to eight fairy doors to open and investigate. Each door has its own individual shape, color and characteristics— some are decorated, others have little signs or notices, a set of footprints leading up to it, or magical fairy glitter at the doorstep. As the book progresses, more of the fairies and their world are revealed, culminating in an exciting and secret fairy nighttime ball.
Choking Hazard (1); Not for children under 3 years.
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a pop-up book that seems like it was written specifically for Ann Arbor. Since there are little fairy doors around Ann Arbor it would be great to read in a local Ann Arbor school. Each page is beautifully illustrated around a fairy door that opens up and reveals traces of fairies behind each door (For example: a sliding fairy foot, sliding berries, or actual sliding fairies). The text is written about two best friends Evie and Grace who find fairy doors and fairies around where they live, but when they return to them later the doors always disappear. The illustrations are magical! They are so detailed every inch of the page is covered in detailed drawings. Any little girl would dream about Grace and Evie¿s adventure in this story so I would definitely recommend reading this book with girls interested in fairies. I think it is interesting how the author even include a book titled ¿Fairy Folklore¿ on a page, which ties together the premise of the book that Grace and Evie have always believed in fairies. The fairy folktale has definitely been passed down throughout our culture. The story ends on a night when Evie and Grace are having a sleepover. The two girls follow the fairies out into a garden where the fairies are having a party and the girls join in. The ending really does leave a folklore impression and this illustration/pop up is by far the most detailed in the book