MIDSUMMER MAGIC: A Garland of Stones, Charms and Recipes by Ellin--Ed. Greene

MIDSUMMER MAGIC: A Garland of Stones, Charms and Recipes

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A pleasant bouquet of midsummer lore, with seven substantial tales from existing collections for the flowers and, to set them off, scattered snippets of seasonal customs, beliefs, and spells along with recipes for sweets presumably associated with the occasion. The stories include two romantic English accounts of human-fairy unions, a downright caution of a cautionary tale from Ireland, and an enticing, more developed one from Sweden of a little girl enchanted by a lively witch; though not new finds they are solid choices, smoothly told and nicely varied. And harmoniously accented by Barbara Cooney.

Pub Date: Nov. 16th, 1977
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard