World Book Day 2023: The Book Fairies share Wordsworth Children’s Classics!

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him…”

The Book Fairies were excited to celebrate World Book Day all around the UK today by sharing some beautiful children’s books from Wordsworth Editions! Were you lucky enough to spot one on this special day? Here are some of the books we shared!

The Secret Garden hidden by book fairies on World Book Day

About The Secret Garden

Mary Lennox was horrid. Selfish and spoilt, she was sent to stay with her hunchback uncle in Yorkshire. She hated it. But when she finds the way into a secret garden and begins to tend it, a change comes over her and her life.

She meets and befriends a local boy, the talented Dickon, and comes across her sickly cousin Colin who had been kept hidden from her. Between them, the three children work astonishing magic in themselves and those around them.

The Secret Garden is one of the best-loved stories of all time.

The Book Fairies share childrens classics on world book day 2023
Five Children and It hidden by book fairies on World Book Day

About Five Children and It

‘Its eyes were on long horns like a snail’s eyes…It had ears like a bat’s ears, and it’s tubby body was shaped like a spider’s and covered with thick, soft fur…and it had hands and feet like a monkey’s.’

‘It’ was the Psammead, the grumpy sand- fairy thar could if in the mood, grant a wish a day. When the five children befriend him they find that each granted wish often has a sting in its tail. Golden guineas are too difficult to spend, wings let them down in a most inconvenient way, and when they wish for Red Indians, the children forget that they can sometimes be a little warlike.

Generations of children have come to love the fantasy and the whimsy in the classic book from the author of ‘The Railway Children.’

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Tales from King Arthur hidden by book fairies on World Book Day

About Tales from King Arthur

In this selection of tales by the master folklorist Andrew Lang, the reader is taken into the romantic world of the gallant Knights of the Round Table and their courageous and chivalrous deeds,fair maidens,castles steeped in history,the quest for the Holy Grail,and the tragic love of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot for Guinevere and Tristan for Iseult.

The Arthurian legends are the most potent of the thrilling and mist- enshrouded tales of adventure to be passed down from pre-recorded history, and they have as much appeal today as they did in the age of the troubadours.

Not lucky enough to spot one?

Do not worry! These beauties are all available in good book shops, and you can also find them online. Find the full collection of Children’s Editions from Wordsworth here!

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join in! Just grab some stickers to get started today!

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