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The Story of the Snow Children Mini edition | Hardcover

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Sibylle Olfers

9781782507680 | Hardcover Picture Book

3-6 years

Mini edition of the classic winter tale with art nouveau illustrations. Perfect for fans of Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies.

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.

Sibylle von Olfers (1881ï½1916) 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 published her first picture book, The Story of the Root Children. She created six more picture books in the following decade before her untimely death. Her legacy is a collection of beloved children's books including The Story of the Snow Children and The Story of the Wind Children.