The Wildwood Elves

Anne-Marie Chapouton; Illustrated by Gerda Muller

Price:
£12.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • A charmingly told classic story about the joys of discovering new places, available in English for the first time
  • Curious and adventurous children will love the enchanting hidden world of the Wildwood elves
  • Illustrations by renowned artist Gerda Muller are inspired by folklore and full of detail to spot
  • Gerda Muller is also the creator of the bestselling Seasons board books and the USBBY Outstanding International Book, A Year in Our New Garden

A classic story by popular French author Anne-Marie Chapouton, brought to life with vintage artwork by world-renowned illustrator Gerda Muller. What will the Wildwood elves discover when they visit the seaside?

Format:
hardback
Size:
254 x 236 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782507468
Publication date:
19 Aug 2021

Description

Deep in the forest, the Wildwood elves live happily in their little village, making pottery, chopping wood and growing vegetables. But when a friendly seagull makes a flying visit, they are astonished to hear of a mysterious thing called 'the sea'... and so begins a wonderful seaside adventure.

Charmingly written by popular French children's author Anne-Marie Chapouton, and full of lively and characterful illustrations by world-renowned Gerda Muller, this classic tale is available in English for the first time. Children will be enchanted by the hidden world of the mischievous, adventurous and curious Wildwood elves while their grown-ups will love the vintage artwork inspired by folklore and bursting with details of the natural world.

Author

Anne-Marie Chapouton (1939-2000) was a popular French children's author. Born in France, she spent her childhood in Tunisia, Holland and the USA and obtained a doctorate in literature from Columbia University, New York City. When she moved back to live in the French countryside, Anne-Marie began writing children's stories for her daughters. She published over 200 books in her lifetime; including picture books, novels and poetry collections.

Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the creator of the Seasons board books, How Does My Garden Grow?, How Does My Fruit Grow? and A Year in Our New Garden, which was named a USBBY Outstanding International Book 2017.

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