In the Land of Fairies
When I was a child, I loved the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker. The finely detailed drawings and accompanying poems evoked a feeling of wonder and realism. I experienced something similar while reading Daniela Drescher’s In the Land of Fairies, and I was able to share it with my children.
The illustrations are wonderful; vivid colors and scenes fully saturate the pages. Captured in watercolor paints and ink, the fairies, animals, and landscapes are detailed and have a dreamy feel. The drawings convey a lot of action, as the fairies and creatures travel all over each page.
The text is translated from German and I thought the story flowed very well. It made me curious to read the original version. While spare, the words were descriptive and thoughtful, without being flowery. The words and pictures complemented each other well, which is always a tricky balance in picture books. As the drawings were so detailed and fantastical, I appreciated there being less text. I truly felt comforted and transported while reading it. I was delighted to see that Drescher has authored and illustrated several children’s books, and I look forward to reading more of them.
|Page Count||28 pages|
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