The Story of the Butterfly Children

Sibylle von Olfers

Price:
£12.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • A vintage, colourful story of the butterfly children which is perfect for spring
  • Introduces young children to the life cycle of the butterfly in a unique and charming way
  • Sibylle von Olfers' charming stories of nature children have been loved by generations
  • This premium new edition of a classic picture book features hand-designed end papers, a cloth spine and luxury paper

A whimsical story with art nouveau illustrations which also teaches children about the life cycle of the butterfly. A collectable new edition of the classic picture book with a cloth spine. From the creator of The Story of the Root Children.

Format:
hardback
Size:
216 x 298 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 5 years
Extent:
28 pages
ISBN:
9781782507567
Publication date:
20 May 2021
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

"Far, far away from here in the magical Butterfly Kingdom live the brilliant and joyful butterfly folk. The little butterfly children are called chrysalids."

The butterfly children love dancing among the flowers and visiting their little brothers and sisters the caterpillars. Then, on the first day of spring, they finally get their wings! The sky is full of peacock, swallowtail, cabbage and red admiral butterflies excitedly waiting to begin the torchlight procession.

Young children will love meeting the cheeky baby caterpillars and the adventurous chrysalids and will come to understand about the life cycle of a butterfly in a unique and charming way.

Sibylle von Olfers' vintage stories of nature children have been loved by generations. The whimsical tales are accompanied by beautiful art nouveau illustrations of characterful creatures, cheerful plants and flowers and magical little folk.

This wonderful new edition of The Story of the Butterfly Children faithfully reproduces Olfers' classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper and a luxurious cloth spine. The Sibylle von Olfers library also includes mini gift editions and board books for very young children.

Reviews

'This beautifully illustrated book is another classic children's story from the author.'
-- Kindling magazine

'Floris Books offers an amazing array of enchanting story books including The Story of the Butterfly Children. Beautifully illustrated in the art nouveau style, this book really captured the imaginations of our young readers ... Perfect for sharing, this is a beautiful book that also teaches children about the life-cycle of a butterfly.'
-- Creative Steps magazine

Author

Sibylle von Olfers is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Sibylle von Olfers (1881–1916) was a German children's author and illustrator. Well-known for her blend of natural observation and simple design in the art nouveau style, her work has been likened to Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Encouraged by her aunt, writer and painter Marie von Olfers, Sibylle studied at art college in Berlin. At aged 25 she took the name Sister Maria Aloysia and published her first picture book, The Story of the Root Children. She created six more picture books in the following decade before her untimely death. Her legacy is a collection of beloved children’s books including The Story of the Snow Children and The Story of the Wind Children.

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