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The Story of the Root Children: Mini Edition

The Story of the Root Children: Mini Edition

By Sibylle von Olfers

"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

"... a celebration of the wonders that spring and summer offer each year."—New York Botanical Garden

The root children spend the winter asleep deep underground with Mother Earth. When the spring comes, it's time to wake up! There are new dresses to sew, and the insects need to be painted.

24 pages
Floris Books; Mini Edition, 1997
Originally published in 1906
5.2 x 0.5 x 7 inches
ISBN 9780863152481
Classic/Vintage, Folktale 

$9.95 $9.95