STORY OF THE WIND CHILDREN ~ SIBYLLE VON OLFERS
New edition with larger size, cloth spine and premium paper. Please note mini edition is still original format.
"Cupping her hands together, Willow blew at Georges boats. A few leaves floated gently off the tree. She blew again. This time a lively blast tugged at the sails and the boats were off, racing each other across the blue."
George wants to play with his boats, but theres no breeze to make them sail. Then he meets Willow, one of the lively wind children, who asks George to join her on an adventure. Willow blows dandelions in the meadows, shakes apples from the tree and plays with the leaf children. Then its time for George to go home
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 Wind Children faithfully reproduces Olfers classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper and a luxurious cloth spine.
Large: Hardback (298mm X 216mm) 28 pages
Mini: Hardback (122mm X 172mm) 24 pages
Sibylle von Olfers (1881 1916) was a German childrens 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 childrens books including The Story of the Snow Children and The Story of the Wind Children.