The Story of the Root Children

Sibylle von Olfers

Price:
£12.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

All through the winter the Root Children are asleep underground, but when spring comes Mother Nature wakes them up. Then the Root Children are busy cleaning and painting the beetles and bugs.

Format:
hardback
Size:
289 x 244 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 5 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782506911
Publication date:
20 Aug 2020
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

"Under the ground, deep in the earth among the roots of the trees, the little root children were fast asleep all winter long. . ."

When spring comes, it's time for the root children -- snowdrop, forget-me-not, buttercup, daisy and poppy -- to wake up! There are new dresses to sew, and insects to be painted.

When summer comes, the root children are free to play in the beautiful fields, ponds and meadows. But when autumn comes and the cold wind starts to blow, it's time to go back to their cosy home below ground.

Sibylle von Olfers' classic story has been loved by generations of children. It's also available in a mini-format edition and a board book for very little hands.

Reviews

'A celebration of the wonders that spring and summer offer each year.'
-- New York Botanical Garden

'Nothing could date this stunningly illustrated century-old book telling the story of the seasons ... Children are enchanted by images like the root children painting a line of ladybirds with pots of red and black paint. Sibylle von Olfers' careful drawings depict Nature scenes halfway between imagination and reality.'
-- Juno Magazine, Top Ten Children's Books

Author

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

The Story of the Root Children is Sibylle von Olfers' (1881-1916) best known work. Her blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow.

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