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The Princess in the Forest Edition 2

November 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    16th November 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507581
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 8.2" x 11"

“In the heart of the forest, a princess lived in her rose-covered castle. Every morning, she woke and looked out of her window at the beautiful sunrise. She watched the dew children come dancing merrily through the trees.”

The kind dew children help the princess to get dressed and the helpful moss children bring her a delicious forest breakfast. Then after her lessons, the princess goes deeper into the forest to play with her animal friends and to tell stories to the little mushroom children. When it is dark, the shining star children light her way home.

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 Princess in the Forest faithfully reproduces Olfers' classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper and a luxurious cloth spine. The Sibylle von Olfers library also includes mini gift editions and board books for very young children.


(Ages 3 to 5 years)

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.