Customer Service 703-661-1594

The Story of the Butterfly Children Edition 2 Deluxe

September 2021
More details
  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    14th September 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507567
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 7.6" x 5.5"

“Far, far away from here in the magical Butterfly Kingdom live the brilliant and joyful butterfly folk. The little butterfly children are called chrysalids. Together they play merrily in the beautiful gardens. The gentle butterfly folk watch over the chrysalids as they play and share all they know about the garden’s lush plants and brightly colored flowers.... How lucky they are!”

The butterfly children love dancing among the flowers and visiting their little brothers and sisters, the caterpillars. Then, on the first day of spring, they finally get their wings! The sky is full of peacock, swallowtail, cabbage and red admiral butterflies excitedly waiting to begin a torchlight procession.

Young readers will love meeting the cheeky baby caterpillars and the adventurous butterfly children and will come to understand about the life cycle of a butterfly in a unique and charming way.

Sibylle von Olfers’ vintage stories of nature children have been loved by generations. The whimsical tales are accompanied by beautiful art nouveau illustrations of characterful creatures, cheerful plants and flowers and magical little folk.

This wonderful new edition of The Story of the Butterfly Children reproduces Olfers’ classic illustrations and beloved story in an adorable small format—ideal for little hands. The Sibylle von Olfers library also includes full-size editions, as well as board books for very young children. Illustrated in full color.

(Ages 3 to 5 years)

“This beautifully illustrated book is another classic children's story from the author.” —Kindling magazine

“Beautifully illustrated in the art nouveau style, this book really captured the imaginations of our young readers ... Perfect for sharing, this is a beautiful book that also teaches children about the life-cycle of a butterfly.” —Creative Steps magazine

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.