The first work published by Louisa May Alcott, “Flower Fables” (1854) is a charming collection of fantastical stories originally written for Ralph Waldo Emerson’s daughter, Ellen Emerson. The stories arose from Alcott’s experiences telling stories to the children of her neighbours in Concord, Connecticut, and contain themes of fantasy, love, and adventure. This wonderful collection is perfect for children and would make for ideal bedtime reading material. Contents include: “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”, and “Fairy Song”. Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet most famous for writing the novel “Little Women”, as well as its sequels “Little Men” and “Jo’s Boys”. She grew up in New England and became associated with numerous notable intellectuals of her time, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henry David Thoreau. Other notable works by this author include: “An Old-Fashioned Girl” (1886), “Eight Cousins” (1869), and “A Long Fatal Love Chase” (1875). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.