In the Land of Elves

Daniela Drescher

Out of print

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Full-spread watercolour illustrations reveal the secret world of the elves and their animal companions.

180 x 245 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
24 pages
Publication date:
15 Sep 2016
2nd edition


A new edition of this beautiful picture book from Daniela Drescher, author and illustrator of In the Land of Fairies.

Full-spread watercolour illustrations reveal the secret world of the elves and their animal companions. In amongst the tree roots and fields, we see them at work and play through the seasons.


‘Charming, colorful illustrations featuring realistic drawings of animals and birds enriches this delightful read-aloud picturebook, perfect for storytime or bedtime. Highly recommended.’
-- Midwest Book Review (Children's Bookwatch)

'Deftly written and wonderfully illustrated by Daniela Drescher [this book] features full-spread watercolor illustrations that reveal the secret world of the elves and their animal companions among the trees, roots, and fields. Young children ages 4 to 7 will see them at work and play through the seasons. An impressively beautiful and unfailingly entertaining experience for children, "In the Land of Elves" will prove to be a particularly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.'
-- Midwest Book Review (Picture Book Shelf)

'A lovely old-fashioned tale of elves and fairies living in tune with nature, with gorgeous, perfectly-drawn illustrations of a miniature world. Anyone who likes the Flower Fairies will fall in love with this book.'
-- Families Online

'This short story, written in rhyming couplets, follows the elves through the different seasons. The charming double page illustrations bring alie the secret world of the elves and will enchant any young reader.'
-- Outside In: Children's Books in Translation

'A gentle story... the illustrations are particularly bright, beautiful and very eye-catching. Great attention has been paid to the detail of the natural world. A lovely book for babies too.'
-- Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 5), Education Otherwise

'This short story, built with rhyming couplets and beautifully illustrated double landscape paintings, records the mysterious and wonderful world of elf activity through the seasons. We see the underground home of the elf queen with huge gemstones and dramatic light, and a wondrous warm morning as elves wake up to springtime. This book will enrich both parent and child!'
-- Juno: A Natural Approach to Family Life

'Another beautifully illustrated book by Daniela Drescher.'
-- Kindling: Early Childhood Care and Education

'[The book's] real attraction lies in its lovely depictions of nature and the elves who live in this world. Kids will find the story light and enchanting.'
-- Midwest Book Review (The Picturebook Shelf, Spring 2017)

'...This is one of those delightful books from the Scottish publisher, Floris, whose stories and drawings are so appealing. This mystical tale covers all the seasons. For Spring we meet elves coming out of their crystal caves to admire the snowdrops, collect flower petals in the sunshine and watch butterflies drift and flutter. And at night they take in the shooting stars…'
-- Vermont County Sampler


Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children’s painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 30 children’s books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world. As well as books, Daniela’s artwork appears on stationery, homeware and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories and the Pippa and Pelle board books.
She is also the illustrator of stunning fairy tale anthologies An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk.

You can also visit the author's own website at

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