My First Root Children is a lively abridgment of the much-loved The Story of the Root Children. The sturdy board book edition includes all of Sibylle von Olfers's original art-nouveau illustrations, sympathetically adapted to fit the new format, alongside simplified text suitable for very young children.
A perfect seasonal story, My First Root Children is a classic tale of spring awakening, filled with adorable characters and beautiful landscapes.
- A new board book edition of the classic seasonal tale adapted for young children
- A classic tale of spring awakening, filled with adorable characters -- poppy, bluebell and snowdrop root children -- and beautiful flowers
- Charming original art-nouveau artwork from much-loved illustrator Sybille von Olfers
- This sturdy board book with rounded corners is perfect for little hands
Sibylle von Olfers (1881–1916) was a German children's 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 children’s books including The Story of the Snow Children and The Story of the Wind Children.