The Story of the Wind Children | Hardcover
George is playing with his boats, but there's no wind to make them sail. Then one of the wind children comes and blows especially for him - and together they embark on a great adventure.
The wind child blows dandelions in the meadows, shakes apples from the tree and blows the leaves around and eventually she blows George home on a cloud.
From the author of The Story of the Root Children and The Story of the Snow Children, this is another classic children's story with beautiful art-nouveau illustrations that cultivate a feeling of magic and nostalgia.
Sibylle von Olfers (1881-1916) was a German children's author and illustrator. Well-known for her blend of natural observation and simple design in the art nouveau style, her work has been likened to Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Encouraged by her aunt, writer and painter Marie von Olfers, Sibylle studied at art college in Berlin. At aged 25 she took the name Sister Maria Aloysia and published her first picture book, The Story of the Root Children. She created six more picture booksin the following decade before her untimely death. Her legacy is a collection of beloved childreni½s books including The Story of the Snow Children and The Story of the Wind Children.
- Floris Books
- Fall 2021
- On Sale: Sep 17/21
- Cloth | 11.7 x 8.5
- colour illustrations
- JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
- 3-6 years