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The Story of the Snow Children

August 2005
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    30th August 2005
  • ISBN 9780863154997
  • Language English
  • Pages 24 pp.
  • Size 11" x 8.3"

Poppy is gazing out of the window at the snow when, all of a sudden, she sees that the snowflakes are really little Snow Children dancing and whirling in the garden. Soon, they whisk her away to the Snow Queen’s wintry kingdom.

From the author of The Story of the Root Children, here is another classic children’s story with beautiful illustrations in the art nouveau style.

(Ages 3–5 years)

Available as both the classic full-size edition and a mini edition (6½ x 4¾ inches) for little hands.

Sibylle von Olfers

Sibylle von Olfers (1881–1916) was born Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla von Olfers in the Castle of Metgethen (Schloss Metgethen), near Königsberg. She grew up in a sheltered childhood and enjoyed, together with her brothers and sisters, education and teaching through governesses and private tutors. Sebylle became a German art teacher and nun and worked as an author and illustrator of children's books. In 1906 she published her most well-known work, Etwas von den Wurzelkindern, translated into English as The Root Children. She used a blend of natural observation and simple design, which has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow.