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The Wildwood Elves | Hardcover

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A charming, classic story about the joy of discovering new places, illustrated by the acclaimed creator of USBBY-honored A Year in Our New Garden
Deep in the forest, the Wildwood elves live happily in their little village, making pottery, chopping wood and growing vegetables. But when a friendly seagull makes a flying visit, they are astonished to hear of a mysterious thing called 'the sea'. . . and so begins a wonderful seaside adventure.
Charmingly written by popular French children's author Anne-Marie Chapouton, and full of lively and characterful illustrations by world-renowned artist Gerda Muller, this classic tale is available in English for the first time. Children will be enchanted by the hidden world of the mischievous, adventurous, and curious Wildwood elves while their grown-ups will love the vintage artwork inspired by folklore and bursting with details of the natural world.

Gerda Muller is an acclaimed Dutch childreni½s author and illustrator. Born in 1926 in Naarden, Netherlands, Gerda studied at the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and L'i½cole Estienne of Paris and has lived in France for over 70 years. Gerda's greatest inspiration is her love of nature and her picture books are treasured for their vibrant and detailed illustrations of the natural world. Gerda has illustrated over 120 books for children many of which have been translated into multiple languages. She is the creator of The Wildwood Elves, The Town Musicians of Bremen, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the wordless Seasons board books, Where Do They Go When It Rains?, A Year Around the Great Oak, and A Year in Our New Garden, a USBBY Outstanding International Book.

  • 9.3 x 10
  • colour illustrations
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  • 3-6 years
  • 9781782507468