The Fairy Garden (Hardcover)
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"This enchanting tale beautifully captures the lush feel of springtime. The story centers on Mimi, a young girl who hopes to find fairies in her garden. To prepare for their arrival, she manicures her garden to the point of manmade perfection by destroying natural elements—weeds and fallen leaves–and spraying pesticides to deter caterpillars. Mimi soon discovers that her attempts to tame the inherent wilderness of her garden had actually kept the fairies at bay, reminding us of the beauty in letting nature flourish unfettered by human hands. Isabella Mazzanti’s illustrations are delightfully whimsical and match the magical spirit of the story, which also comes with kid-friendly instructions for making your own fairy garden. You can also feel good about this book’s planet-friendly production. As with all titles by Ivy Kids, The Fairy Garden is printed in the U.S. on recycled paper made from 100% post-consumer waste, practicing what it preaches on respecting nature." Ages 4-8--Reviewed by Cristina
Follow the enchanting, beautifully illustrated story of Mimi, a young girl who longs to see fairies in her garden.
Mimi was a perfectly ordinary girl who lived a perfectly ordinary life. She had toys to play with, a little brother who wasn’t too annoying, and cakes on her birthdays. Mimi didn’t want many things. But there was one thing she wanted so very much, so very much indeed… to see a fairy in her garden.
Poor Mimi spends hours and hours making her fairy garden completely perfect, but the fairies never come. Whatever could she be doing wrong?
Just when she has given up all hope, some twinkling lights appear. They’re here! And they are bringing an important message…
With captivating artwork from Isa Bancewicz, and activity spreads at the back which tell readers how to create their own, perfect fairy garden this beautiful story will capture readers’ imaginations.
And, just maybe, it will help them attract fairies to their own gardens!
As with all new Ivy Kids titles, this book is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper... it's a planet friendly book!
About the Author
Isabella Mazzanti is an illustrator from Rome. She has worked as an art director, concept artist, illustrator and comic book artist for clients in Italy, the USA and France.
Georgia Buckthorn is an editor and writer of children's books, based in Sussex, UK
‘Georgia Buckthorn and Isabella Mazzanti have created a beautiful story for us all to enjoy and learn from.’—Armadillo Magazine
‘An engaging way of alerting youngsters to the importance of rewilding, done with a gentle touch’
—Red Reading Hub