Title: Flower Fables
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Classic fairy tales
Rating: 2 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Telling Tales; Mount TBR; Fall into Reading
How I Got It: I own it!
Flower Fables is a treasury of six different stories penned by Louisa May Alcott. These old-fashioned fairy tales have been compiled and edited by Daniel Shealy, who has done editing on several Alcott books. The text is very readable, and has magic flavor added via the font’s joining together of several letters. Today’s children, like many children of the past, will enjoy meeting Alcott’s fairies, sentient flowers, and other real and imagined characters. Illustrator Leah Palmer Preiss has filled the book with delightful and interesting fairies and other creatures. The illustrations are bright and full. Readers may want to watch for the bonuses of quotations and tiny portraits of those who influenced Louisa May Alcott. This book would make a good bedtime storybook, and like many tales of old, has good morals that children could take away with them perhaps without even realizing there was a lesson involved. The afterword is also interesting as it shares interesting details about Miss Alcott. For example, she wrote these tales when she was 16. Another bonus at the end of the book is the biographies that go along with the quotations and miniature portraits. – FromIndependent Publisher –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bored. That’s my initial thought after reading this volume. I’m bored. These tales just aren’t interesting or exciting to me. I don’t want to read anymore. And I love old fairy tale stories. These just lacked any oomph. That’s all. Boring.