Collection: Sibylle von Olfers Books

Sibylle von Olfers (1881-1916) was a German children's book author and illustrator. Sibylle showed her love of art and talent at an early age, creating illustrated books for her little sister and family. Initially taught by her aunt, also an artist, Sibylle's blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons to Kate Greenway and Elsa Beskow. In her short life, Sibylle von Olfers wrote and illustrated ten children's picture books, including The Story of the Root Children, which have delighted children for generations, .