Language of Flowers - Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

Language of Flowers - Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

by Kate Greenaway

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Overview

In this wonderfully unusual work, Kate Greenaway provides an enchantingly illustrated glossary of ‘the language of flowers’. It shares the tradition, sparked by renewed Victorian era interest in botany and exotic plants – of using flowers as a means of covert communication. A fascinating insight into a bygone era, when the gift of a Tamsy was a declaration of war, and a Garden Daisy meant ‘I share your sentiments’, this text is a real treasure. ‘The Language of Flowers’ contains eighty-two beautifully illustrated colour pages, and was originally published in 1884. Kate Greenaway (1846 – 1901), was a children’s book illustrator and writer, and remains one of the most popular illustrators of all time. Edmund Evans produced her first book (‘Under the Window’) in 1879, which was an instant best-seller and cemented her pre-eminent position. Her charming children in quaint costumes and idyllic scenes captured the imagination of the contemporary public – and continue to delight over a century after their initial publication. The artwork is presented in conjunction with the text – both further refining and elucidating the other. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446548561
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 84
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Language Of Flowers 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Content is great but the nook book has no illustrations at all.
marykwrites More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic. I got it for my husband because he's such a great gardener. However, I didn't realize when I purchased that it was a very small paperback. It would easily fit in a suit pocket! But the illustrations are lovely and he did like the book. Just wish the seller would have emphasized the size.
Vera-Iconica More than 1 year ago
Good for personel use. I wouldn't give it as a gift or buy it for long term use.
MollyChase on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was lucky to get this book for the Early Reviews. This book was great. It tells the story of a girl who was a product of the flawed foster care system. The characters were well developed and I became attached to them while reading this book. The use of the flowers to communicate was the unique feature of this book. If you are looking for a love story set in real life, this book is for you.
Beamis12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From its wonderful cover (simple but elegant) to the wonderful characters this book is one that I enjoyed immensely. It is such a unique concept to use the language of flowers as a form of communication and I liked learning the meanings of these flowers. All of us have baggage from the past we try to deal with and it was heartbreaking yet joyful to watch Victoria struggle and than to grow as a person and someone who is able to accept and give love. Readers of Anne River Siddons, Elizabeth Berg and Anita Shreve will love this book.
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