Cicely Mary Barker The Book of the Flower Fairies, 1927 A Flower Fairy Alphabet, 1934
“It was her Flower Fairies books that brought C.M. Barker her greatest popular acclaim. Like the Pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so much admired, she believed in recreating the beauty of nature in art and in drawing from life. Her plants and flowers are observed with complete botanical accuracy and in the fairies themselves she perfectly captured the unselfconcious grace of young children.” Cicely Mary Barker and her Art by Jane Laing.