I was searching online for copies of Opal Whiteley’s rare 1918 self-published nature book for children, “The Fairyland Around Us”, and came across this very odd description of a publication being offered by a book dealer in China:
“Fairyland Around Us” by HUAI TE LI. Book Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: New. […] Paperback. Pages Number: 239 Publisher: Chinese Theatre Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2005). sold nearly a hundred years of Anglo-American nature classics of literature, the famous writer Wang Meng, a famous poet Bei Dao, a famous writer Wang Shuo, the film director Zhang Yuan , a famous writer to the United Arab recommended. urbanized era ideal gift, washing anxious restless spirit springs, ideal for books worth reading a hundred times. prodigy into the inner world, feelings of unity with nature Zen tranquility. She eyes unusually warm, she was always faithful to carefully outline the forest creatures that live; her heart is extraordinarily sensitive, and to divine the thoughts and emotions to get to the bottom of the delicate emotions and feelings that animals and plants; her natural the child with a childlike perception of this world, and the answer is to tell more people – even people that age is not, it still can feel the pulse of the Qingyi and profoundly touched. simulacra anthropomorphic Innocence interesting language, Fairyland Around Us is a dreamy and familiar. time rotation, memory beginning, young age of curiosity and imagination are so stubborn and insist on gratifying and lovely. then every things are active, you can to talk to. revisit such a context, people could not help but smile . . Ao Paer was a child prodigy, she was sent under God, the true human spirit. no matter what she was in Department, she can feel and revel in the beauty around me, she loves every piece of forest land and said, This is the most wonderful to live in the world […]”
And that has to be the strangest write up on Opal that I’ve ever seen, and likely will ever see.