Sibylle von Olfers: The Story of the Root Children


This is a classic story of the changing seasons. The root children spend the winter asleep. When spring comes, they wake, sew themselves new gowns, and clean and paint the beetles and bugs. All summer they play in fields, ponds and meadows before returning in the autumn to Mother Earth, who welcomes them home and puts them to bed once more.

The root children spend the winter asleep deep underground with Mother Earth. When spring comes, it's time to wake up! There are new dresses to sew, and the insects need to be painted. 

A nature tale beautifully illustrated in classic art nouveau style from Sibylle von Olfers, a nun and children's book writer born in East Prussia in 1881.


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