The Story of the Butterfly Children

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Pub Date: 03/15/2009

Pages: 20

Publisher: Floris Books

Imprint: Floris Books

ISBN 13: 9780863156885

ISBN 10: 0863156886

Price: $17.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars

The Story of the Butterfly Children

By Sibylle von Olfers

Price: $17.95



About the Book

Far far away, the butterfly folk live in a kingdom of beautiful gardens. The butterfly children play, dance and sing all day long with their little brothers and sisters, the caterpillars.

The children can't wait until the first day of spring, when they will finally get their wings. But first, they must learn about the many brightly colored flowers in the kingdom, so they can take part in the flying procession of peacock, swallowtail, red admiral and many other butterflies.

Beautifully illustrated in the art nouveau style, this is another classic children's story from the author of The Story of the Root Children and The Story of the Wind Children.

When the hunter's children fall out of their cradle in the woods, a kind mother rabbit takes them home and cares for them. She makes them rabbit suits to keep them warm and they play happily with her rabbit children.

About the Book

Classic nature tale in art nouveau style. Perfect for fans of Cicely Mary Barker�s Flower Fairies


Sibylle von Olfers' (1881-1916) blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Her other published works include The Story of the Root Children, The Princess in the Forest and The Story of the Snow Children.