The Land of the Blue Flower is the tale of Amor, a young king orphaned as an infant and left in the care of a wise elder. His caretaker, known as the Ancient One, spirits the infant away to a castle, far from the gloomy city where Amor was born. In the lands surrounding the castle, the Ancient One teaches Amor to respect and learn from the beauty and mysteries of nature.
When Amor ascends to his throne as a young man, he returns to the city, which has been in a state of ruin for many years. The people of the kingdom are surprised when their new king issues a mysterious proclamation that all persons must plant and nurture the seeds of a magical Blue Flower.
The people follow King Amor's decree with trepidation. As they learn to care for the flowers, they learn to care for the Earth and one another. Soon, the once-gloomy kingdom becomes known as the Land of the Blue Flower.
Audiences of all ages will be delighted by the reemergence of The Land of the Blue Flower, a lost classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of much-loved children's books, including The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Judith Ann Griffith's elegant illustrations beautifully complement this ageless tale, which offers a timely message.
Miss Griffith discovered The Land of the Blue Flower when she received a copy of the 1909 edition from a friend. She was deeply impressed with the book. Griffith writes, "It was in the woods and in the garden that I gained the awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. In The Land of the Blue Flower, Burnett conveys her understanding of this universal principle through the classic symbolism of a fairy tale. Wisdom gleaned from the Earth and the stars leads to creative solutions."
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Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, England, in 1849. Her father, Edwin Hodgson, dies when Frances was three years old. For several years afterward, Frances's Mother, Eliza Boond Hodgson, supported herself and her five children by running the family's household furnishings business. In 1865, Mrs. Hodgson brought her family to the United States to join a relative in Tennessee. Frances spent many happy hours reading, writing, and observing nature in the woods of Tennessee. At the age of eighteen, Frances began sending short stories to magazine publishers, and in a short time was a successful author. She married Dr. Swan Burnett in 1873. During her long career, Frances wrote a great number of varied works, but she is best remembered for her much-loved children's books, which include The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Frances died in 1924 in Plandome, Long Island.
Judith Ann Griffith grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she spent much of her childhood drawing and exploring the countryside around her home. As a child, she gained from nature a sense of security, wonder, and belonging that would later serve to inspire her work. After graduating from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she moved to the Midwest, where she worked as an illustrator and experimented with pottery, weaving, and gardening. For the past eleven years she has lived with her beloved husband, Jim, in the woods of Arkansas, spending much of her time drawing by a window which overlooks a river valley and miles of forest.
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