Story of the Root Children #1491

Story of the Root Children #1491

By Sibylle Von Olfers; Sibylle Olfers

Floris Books, Hardcover, 9780863151064, 28pp.

Publication Date: October 1996

An enchanting tale of the wildflower and meadowflower root-children, who spend the winter asleep deep underground in the care of wise Mother Earth. When spring comes they wake up, sew new gowns and capes, clean and paint the beetles and bugs, and climb out into the lovely warm spring sunshine. After playing in the fields and meadows all summer, Mother Earth welcomes back to their home underground. The delicate and charming watercolor paintings illustrate the bounty and beauty of the seasons.

About the Author
Sibylle von Olfers was a German children's book author and illustrator. Sybille von Olfers' blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to her being compared to Kate Greenway and Elsa Beskow. She is best know for her book The Story of the Root Children. In her short life, Sibylle von Olfers wrote and illustrated ten children's picture books which have delighted children for generations.