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A Natural History of Fairies [9780711247666]

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This enchantingly illustrated natural history of fairies, compiled in the 1920s by the botanist Professor Elsie Arbour for her niece, is now unveiled for readers of today. Featuring a gold foil-embossed cloth cover, a ribbon marker and sprayed gold edges, this gorgeous volume is filled with colourful sketches and precise notes detailing the secret life of fairies and their important role in the natural world.

Inside, you will discover the wide and wonderful array of different species of fairy around the globe and explore where and how they live. Delight in this hidden world as you learn all about:

  • The anatomy of a fairy (Land-based fairies have individual, separated toes, just as humans do. However, many species of water fairy have webbed feet.)
  • The life cycle of a fairy (When walking in the heather, be careful of the tiny flutterpillar of the Wicklow Fairy, decked out in greens and purples.)
  • Clever fairy camouflage (Reed fairies living in wetlands usually wear striped clothes to hide among the tall reeds.)
  • Fairies around the world (Meet the Lily Hopper of sub-Saharan Africa, the Queen Fairy of New Guinea, the Penguin Fairy of the Antarctic and many more.)
  • Fairy habitats (Fairies make their homes in all types of places: woodlands, jungles, deserts, the Poles and even human homes.)

Concluding with a reminder that we must protect the endangered habitats of fairies, and all other creatures too, this is a book to be treasured for a lifetime.


AUTHOR:

Emily Hawkins is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.

Jessica Roux is a Nashville-based illustrator and plant and animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colours and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora, fauna, food and many other things with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty. Her first book with Frances Lincoln is A Natural History of Fairies (September 2020).

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SKU:
9780711247666
ISBN13:
9780711247666
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Author:
Emily Hawkins
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication:
22-Sep-2020
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
64
Weight:
760 Grams
  • 5
    Beautiful book

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2021

    This made for a wonderful Christmas present for my nan, she absolutely loves it. Plenty of interesting 'fairy facts' and some gorgeous illustrations.

  • 5
    A Natural History of Fairies

    Posted by Cazz on 9th Dec 2020

    This book is beautiful, I actually don't want to give it to my daughter for Christmas
    Anyone who is fascinated with fairies will love it.
    A Great Read had the best price for this book but it wasn't about the price for me it was about buying from an independent seller and I works definitely use again

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