THE PRINCESS IN THE FOREST ~ SIBYLLE VON OLFERS
New edition with larger size, cloth spine and premium paper.
"In the heart of the forest, a princess lived in her rose-covered castle. Every morning, she woke and looked out of her window at the beautiful sunrise. She watched the dew children come dancing merrily through the trees."
The kind dew children help the princess to get dressed and the helpful moss children bring her a delicious forest breakfast. Then after her lessons, the princess goes deeper into the forest to play with her animal friends and to tell stories to the little mushroom children. When it is dark, the shining star children light her way 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 Princess in the Forest faithfully reproduces Olfers classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper and a luxurious cloth spine.
Format: Hardback (277mm X 209mm) 28 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.