At a market, a fairy purchases riches found in nature. Then releases them for their own good or the good of others. A different season plays out with each stanza of Fyleman’s verse. Visually exquisite, this is a story to be savored by both parents and children, and is a great book to be shared in preschool story time.
"The artist has created a fairy-world of beauty with animals, plants, reptiles and small details making each double-page spread a breathtaking scene. . . luminous." —Publishers Weekly
"What makes this picture book exceptional are the exquisite illustrations." —School Library Journal
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PreSchool-Grade 3 A gentle fairy purchases nature's treasures but keeps them for her own pleasure only briefly before she releases them or gives them away. The four stanzas of Fyleman's verse, originally published in 1918, are pleasant but not particularly memorable in themselves. What makes this picture book exceptional are the exquisite illustrations. The dainty fairy with butterfly wings moves gracefully among nature's small creatures. Using a different season as the backdrop for each short narrative stanza, Henterly creates a panorama of the year. Rich colors and exquisite detail help children see the natural beauty that surrounds them. Children and adults will savor such touches as the fairy's wasp nest letter holder and her caterpillar boots. This is a book for unhurried gazing and quiet sharing. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, Minn.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Henterly adds elaborate pictures to this simple verse taken from Fairies and Chimneys by the late Fyleman. The artist has created a fairy-world of beauty with animals, plants, reptiles and small details making each double-page spread a breathtaking scene. The fairy-girl goes to market four times; whatever she buysfish, bird, gown or mouseshe sets free or gives away. Henterly's luminous drawings reveal an eye for the many fleeting details of naturethe curve of a squirrel's tail, the peeling bark of a birch tree.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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