THE STORY OF THE BUTTERFLY CHILDREN ~ SIBYLLE VON OLFERS
New edition with larger size, cloth spine and premium paper.
"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.
Format: Hardback (298mm X 216mm) 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.