When the Frost-Spirits told their King, he greatly wondered and often stole to look at the sunny little room where friends and enemies worked peacefully together. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Then came the Frost-Spirits, and beneath their cold wings the flowers died, while the Spirits bore Violet to a low, dark cell, saying as they left her, that their King was angry that she had dared to stay when he had bid her go. On a silvery mushroom was spread the breakfast; little cakes of flower-dust lay on a broad green leaf, beside a crimson strawberry, which, with sugar from the violet, and cream from the yellow milkweed, made a fairy meal, and their drink was the dew from the flowers' bright leaves. They are talking about print editions of this book, not this particular ebook. Reminiscent of Cicely M Barker's Flower Fairies, this may all be a bit too saccharine-sweet for the older more cyn A beautiful set of fables, delivered as campfire tales from a fairy get-together, each setting a good example to young impressionable minds. The stories feature fantastical characters such as elves and faeries, they teach lessons on fairness, love and even civil disobedience.
The earth is broad, and we can find them in any land, then why should you care what happens to their kindred if your own are safe? Work hard and be kind and patient. Their beauty fills our hearts with brightness, and their love with tender thoughts. Indirectly, they also talk about morals. In my mind I can see a family sitting together reading these stories and enjoying every moments. We can learn many lessons from the fairies in this book. But soon came visions of the gentle flowers dying in their forest homes, and their voices ringing in her ear, imploring her to save them.
The lack of tonal subtlety is aggravated by a self-consciously multicultural-esque grouping of fairy folk with oversize but misshapen eyes and bizarrely pointed ears and chins. Fire flies hung in bright clusters on the dewy leaves, that waved in the cool night wind; and the flowers stood gazing, in very wonder, at the little Elves, who lay among the fern leaves, swung in the vine boughs, sailed on the lake in lily cups, or danced on the mossy ground, to the music of the hare bells, who rung out their merriest peal in honor of the night. When the Elves had promised they would come, he bade farewell to happy Fairy-Land, and flew sadly home. Then high above, on shining wings, soared a little form. Intrigued, I retrieved the book from the shelf. Dreary gardens lay around, filled with withered flowers and bare, drooping trees; while heavy clouds hung low in the dark sky, and a cold wind murmured sadly through the wintry air.
The tales were tales of fairies and flowers and children, of bees and insects and creatures of woods and gardens and sea. My mother and aunt handed down their beloved books to me, and reading 'Little Women' every Christmas was one of my annual rituals. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. These would be fun to read to children, and the illustrations are just right for the stories. Si tratta di fiabe che parlano di elfi, fate e animali.
Honestly, I don't recommend the read unless either 1 you are an Alcott completest or 2 you are super into fairies Not one of Alcott's better works These stories are nice and aim to teach the importance of virtue and the dangers of vice. So all alone she sat, and sad thoughts of her happy home came back to her, and she wept bitterly. The ant and bee learned generosity, the butterfly and bird contentment, the mole and worm confidence in the love of others; and each went to their home better for the little time they had been with Violet. Thus have we striven, and in vain; and this night our Queen holds council for the last time. Soon the golden light gleamed faintly through the cell, and she heard little voices calling for help, and high up among the heavy cobwebs hung poor little flies struggling to free themselves, while their cruel enemies sat in their nets, watching their pain. The morals are impossible to miss, even for the youngest of readers, but the descriptions of fairies and elves are charming.
I bambini si lasceranno trasportare da elfi e fate nel loro mondo fatato e così facendo alimenteranno quell'incanto che, mantenuto da adulti, li renderà più sensibili degli altri; i grandi ricorderanno i sogni dell'infanzia e riscopriranno la gioia che solo i buoni sentimenti sanno dare. Magical and not as engaging as her later works. As : Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power 1866 The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation 1867 A Long Fatal Love Chase 1866 — first published 1995 First published anonymously: A Modern Mephistopheles 1877 Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. Have we shed the soft light of unwearied love around his cold heart, and with patient tenderness shown him how bright and beautiful love can make even the darkest lot? With a beating heart Violet folded her fading wreath more closely to her breast, and with weary wings flew onward to the dreary palace. At length the mantle was finished, and amid the gray threads shone golden ones, making it bright; and she sent it to the King, entreating him to wear it, for it would bring peace and love to dwell within his breast.
The basic theme running through all of them is to live honest and true and be nice to other people, even in the overwhelming face of negativity and seemingly insurmountable challenges, and when the chips are down, whatever you do, don't give up! Brown cover is very heavily worn. The proceeds from this book go toward the preservation of her childhood home. Here, before the closed doors, stood many forms with dark faces and harsh, discordant voices, who sternly asked the shivering little Fairy why she came to them. It's free on Amazon Kindle. These stories are much different - they are all quite whimsical - but, similar to her other books for young people, come with that moral in every tale.
I enjoyed reading this book of fables due to the enchanting world the fairies live in. Joints and boards rubbed, some wear to edges and corners. She died on March 6, 1888, only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. She has sent messengers to his court with costly gifts; but all have returned sick for want of sunlight, weary and sad; we have watched over them, heedless of sun or shower, but still his dark spirits do their work, and we are left to weep over our blighted blossoms. Through these enticing encounters with fairies, elves, and animals, the author creates a foundation for young people based on the themes of love, kindness, and responsibility.
Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in th Excerpt from Flower Fables About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Unfortunately, Alcott fails at making these tales attention grabbing, and as you read the fables it really starts to feel very long. Still she sang gayly on, and the falling drops kept time so musically, that the King in his cold ice-halls wondered at the low, sweet sounds that came stealing up to him. Preiss's The Pig's Alphabet garish artwork further hampers an emotional connection to the stories. In 1854, when she was 22, her first book Flower Fables was published. Overall though, this remains a beautiful collection.