This is another of the Cicely Mary barker books from England. There is no copyright date in this book. Also, this particular book is taller than the other books in the series and has a different type of cover.
At the end of the book there is a note from the author saying that the flowers are based on real flowers, but that the author had never seen a fairy, and she says “children will be able to tell the true parts from the pretend parts in these books.”
This causes me to wonder if she had come under pressure from someone over the issue of the reality or non-reality of fairies, and she had to include a sort of disclaimer in her book.
There's 24 fairies in this book and, as usual, there's a color illustration to go with each flower, along with a poem. As in the other books, there are also notes for many of the flowers about their names, etc.
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