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The Story of the Root Children, (2nd Ed.) Mini Version | Sibylle von Olfers

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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.

Snowdrop chooses snow-white fabric for her dress, while Forget-Me-Not chooses a cheerful Sky-Blue. The insects wake up too and are ready for their shiny, new paint. Up above, the warm sun is already bringing out new green leaves. Will the root children be ready in time? 

The Story of the Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers has been a favorite of children for decades. If you missed out on this treasure during your childhood, grab a copy for your home library and enjoy this charming tale.


  • Written and Illustrated by Sibylle von Olfers. 
  • Published by Floris Books, Scotland, November 16, 2021 (2nd Ed.)
  • Ages to 3 to  5 years.
  • 0.4" H x 6.7" L x 5.7" W (0.35 lbs) 28 pages (‘21)
  • Hardcover, mini sized

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