The beautiful illustrations bring the poetry to life in this beautiful gift book.
Readers will delight in this never-before published collection of poems from Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of The Little House on the Prairie:
Day and night, wherever we go, fairies are out dancing, painting, and creating joyous mischief for all who can see them. Laura Ingalls Wilder shares her vision of the fanciful, ethereal, and mischievous world of the "Little People" in this first-ever collection of fairy poems she wrote in 1915. Accompanied by whimsical illustrations, readers young and old will cherish this book for a lifetime.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.23(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was an American author known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children's novels based on her childhood in a settler family. The "Little House" books were adapted into a popular television series and five of the Wilder's books were Newbery Honor books: On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie , and These Happy Golden Years.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1867
Date of Death:February 10, 1957
Place of Birth:Pepin, Wisconsin
Place of Death:Mansfield, Missouri
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a collection of Wilder's poems about fairy. I found them very whimsical and magical. I am not sure if I would use this in a classroom setting. I might have it in the classroom library for students to read. This seems like this is a book targeted for girls, and not boys.
Before she wrote her "little house" books,Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote some wonderful poems about fairies and we are fortunate that Stephen W. Hines compiled them and Richard Hull contributed colorful, detailed illustrations just full of whimsy, magic and fun.This charming litle volume consists of a short adaptation of an essay on fairies by Wilder, a short bio on Wilder by Hines and five beautifully illustrated fairy poems by Wilder.Written in 1915 these quaint fairy stories are sure to delight young and old alike as they show us the daily lives and activities of the wee folk. You will see lady bugs and dragon flies, crickets and caterpillars, toads, birds, butterflies and flowers galore, but best of all you will see lots of fairies in flowery long skirts and pinafores sporting colorful wings and huge mischievous eyes. The flowers are right out of a turn of the century cottage garden including poppies, four o'clocks, forget-me-nots, tiger lilies and pinks.I liked the book for its light-hearted, nostalgic look at Fairyland and for showing me another side to an already beloved writer.