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Flower Fables

Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott
By: (1832-1888)

Flower Fables is Louisa May Alcott’s first book, penned at 16 for Ralph Waldo Emerson’s daughter, Ellen.

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Flower Fables

by

Louisa May Alcott

"Pondering shadows, colors, clouds Grass buds, and caterpillar shrouds Boughs on which the wild bees settle, Tints that spot the violet's petal." EMERSON'S WOOD NOTES.

TO ELLEN EMERSON, FOR WHOM THEY WERE FANCIED, THESE FLOWER FABLES ARE INSCRIBED, BY HER FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

Boston, Dec. 9, 1854.

Contents

The Frost King: or, The Power of Love Eva's Visit to Fairy Land The Flower's Lesson Lily Bell and Thistledown Little Bud Clover Blossom Little Annie's Dream: or, The Fairy Flower Ripple, the Water Spirit Fairy Song

FLOWER FABLES.

THE summer moon shone brightly down upon the sleeping earth, while far away from mortal eyes danced the Fairy folk. 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... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 24, 2015
Inspiring and uplifting stories
Reviewer: - April 14, 2013
Subject: chapter 07
CHAPTER 07 IS SO FAST I CANNOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING.. omg


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