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The Story of the Snow Children Edition 2

Mini edition

March 2022
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    11th March 2022
  • ISBN 9781782507680
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 6.8" x 4.8"

Poppy is watching the snow fall outside her window when she realises the snowflakes are really snow children, dancing and swirling in the air. They ask Poppy to join them and whisk her away to the Snow Queen's wintery kingdom.

In the sparkling ice palace, she enjoys a feast served by snowmen and dances merrily with the snow princess. And when she is tired and homesick, the Snow Queen sends Poppy safely home to her mother on a silver sleigh pulled by snow bears.

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 mini gift edition of The Story of the Snow Children faithfully reproduces Olfers' classic illustrations. The Sibylle von Olfers library also includes full size editions, and board books for very young children.

(Ages 2 to 5 years)

“A simple but richly imaginative tale with exquisite illustrations ... An old-fashioned delight for modern-day children.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“An utterly delightful wintry tale full of whimsy, sprinkled with magic and sparkling with charm.” —Playing by the Book Blog

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.