A Fairy Went A-Marketing (Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly)

By , June 5, 2007 8:31 pm

Jamichael Henterly’s sweet illustrations in this book are so lovely and detailed, you could spend quite a time studying them! The rhyming text is minimal but very pretty (Rose Fyleman wrote it in 1918!).

This is a simple book that teaches children the value of kindness. The fairy goes to the market four times. Each time she buys an animal, which she enjoys for a while then sets free; or once a lovely “winter gown” which she enjoys for a while then gives to a cold frog. The final illustration depicts the fairy surrounded by the four animals that she helped / set free.

I just stumbled upon this by accident at Amazon while searching for a fourth book for a 4-for-3 promotion order. It was a lovely find!

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2 Responses to “A Fairy Went A-Marketing (Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly)”

  1. […] All the songs are beautifully sung by Maria Sangiolo and the instruments are varied and interesting. Some songs are traditional, some are not, but most are about fairies or nature. A few are about love or friendship. The lyrics of one song, A Fairy Went-A-Marketing, are from the text of a charming book that we have of the same name (by Rose Fyleman). If you are interested, you can read my review of this lovely book here. […]

  2. […] All the songs are beautifully sung by Maria Sangiolo and the instruments are varied and interesting. Some songs are traditional, some are not, but most are about fairies or nature. A few are about love or friendship. The lyrics of one song, A Fairy Went-A-Marketing, are from the text of a charming book that we have of the same name (by Rose Fyleman). If you are interested, you can read my review of this lovely book here. […]

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