The Story of the Root Children

The Story of the Root Children

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Description

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. When summer comes they play in the fields, ponds and meadows.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 10.16mm | 389g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 086315106X
  • 9780863151064
  • 65,947

Review quote

'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
'... a celebration of the wonders that spring and summer offer each year.'
-- New York Botanical Garden
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About Sibylle von Olfers

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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Rating details

87 ratings
4.37 out of 5 stars
5 59% (51)
4 29% (25)
3 7% (6)
2 3% (3)
1 2% (2)
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