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Flower and Flame is a novel by Laura Peters. It is a retelling of a Baltic folktale. (note: The book was renamed from Bolekian Dreams on February 22, 2020 in response to a suggestion that the legendary aspect of the source material should be highlighted.)

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Antoni Piotrowski, 1910

Paperdese, the flower of a fern, blooms once a year on Midsummerís Eve. If a person finds and plucks it, wishes are granted, but beware! The flower is well guarded and stolen magic demands payment. In Flower and Flame, a powerful prince and a gypsy tinker both claim their reward after picking a paperdese. They get what they ask for, but other people, those they are bound to love and protect, pay a high price for their good fortune.

Links of interest (sample of research)
Wikipedia Fern Flower Overview
Fern Flower Story: Jack
Fern Flower Story: Jonek
Fern Flower Story: Saint John's Day



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