The Story of the Wind Children

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The Story of the Wind Children

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.

This is the classic children’s story from the author and illustrator of The Story of the Root Children and The Story of the Snow Children. The beautifully detailed art-nouveau illustrations cultivate a feeling of magic and nostalgia.

About the Author

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.

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9780863155628, 9781782506133


Large Format, Mini Edition


September 2006






Floris Books


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