Flower Fairy – Wood Sorrel
I remember the Flower Fairy range of books from when I was a child and then again when my four sons were small. There are some little boy flower fairies! The flower fairies seem to please both young and old alike.
Cicely Mary Barker was the illustrator
Cicely Mary Barker was equally proficient in watercolour, pen and ink, oils, and pastels. Kate Greenaway and the Pre-Raphaelites were the main influences on her work. She claimed to paint instinctively and rejected artistic theories. Barker died in 1973. Though she published Flower Fairy books with spring, summer, and autumn themes, it wasn’t until 1985 that a winter collection was assembled from her remaining work and published posthumously.