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The Story of the Root Children

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Under the ground, deep in the earth, among the roots of the trees, the little root children were fast asleep all winter long... When spring comes, it's time for the root children: Snowdrop, Forget-Me-Not, Buttercup, Daisy and Poppy to wake up! There are new dresses to sew and insects to be painted.

When summer comes, the root children are free to play in the beautiful fields, ponds and meadows. But when autumn comes and the cold wind starts to blow, it's time to go back to their cozy home below ground.

Sibylle von Olfers' classic story has been loved by generations of children. It's also available in other formats with original German text and English subtitles, a mini-format edition and a board book for very little hands. In edition, we have an adorable coloring book version of the story.  


DETAILS

  • Written and illustrated by Sibylle von Olfers. 
  • Published by Floris Books, Edinburgh, Scotland; October 6, 2020.
  • Ages 3 to 5 years
  • Limited Quantities
  • 0.4" H x 11.4" L x 9.7" W (1.1 lbs) 32 pages
  • Hardcover

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PRAISE FOR THE STORY OF THE ROOT CHILDREN

'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

 

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12/06/2021
Jennifer P.
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The Story of the Root Children

This book is a treasure and so hard to find! I am so glad to give a copy to my pregnant friend.

12/11/2021

Alder & Alouette

Congratulations to your friend! She is getting a lovely, time-tested jewel of a book from you. It is one of our favorites and hard to keep in stock!