* A charming compendium of flowers their meanings and associations, richly illustrated with vintage, postcard-size chromolithographsHow does the daisy express love? What did the heliotrope mean in the time of ancient Greece? Why do Christians associate the holly with Jesus? In Japan, what does the chrysanthemum embody? Why is the lily the representation of the Virgin Mary? How did the poppy end up being associated with sleep? Why was the hydrangea a symbol of betrayal for samurais? Since when does the narcissus embody vanity? This little book, illustrated with beautiful retro-color plates, explains in detail the symbolism held by 84 different flowers all over the world.
Pope Francis I has shared his devotion to Mary with millions of Catholics. A timely follow-up to The Little Book of Saints and The Little Book of Angels, this treasure of a book offers an enlightening tribute to the Virgin Mary. The stories, miracles, and mysteries of Mary provide readers with inspiration, comfort, and a growing understanding of the history surrounding this religious icon. Beautifully illustrated with color lithographs from missals and prayer books, The Little Book of Mary makes a special gift for devotees of Mary, Easter, confirmation, first communion, and Mother's Day.
A facsimile reprint of the very scarce 19th century Floral Dictionary by Anna Maria Campbell. This book differs from other Language of Flowers dictionaries of the period in several ways - it gives a colour to every plant, it includes some plants not listed elsewhere, and some of its meanings differ from those found in other books.
Release on 2015-06-04 | by Carole Skinner,Judith Dancer
Author: Carole Skinner,Judith Dancer
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This Little Book builds on children's natural enthusiasm and curiosity about shape and space. The hands-on, easy-to-follow experiences cover both 2D and 3D shapes and will inspire children to explore the spaces all around them in both indoor and outdoor play, and as they become familiar with the shapes and patterns in their every day environment.