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The Story of the Wind Children Hardcover – September 1, 2006

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'Born in East Prussia in 1881, Sibylle von Olfers' highly adept naturalist style places her work firmly in the vein of Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. On publication of "The Story of the Root Children" in 1996, Floris Books in Edinburgh made this classic of European children's literature available in the United Kingdom. It seems fitting that ten years following this they should reaffirm commitment to Olfers prestige in the children's literature world through publication of "The Story of the Wind Children". Autumn and nature are brilliantly personified in this beautifully detailed work' --Jake Hope, Achuka 'In each of her seasonal books, von Olfers' illustrations are painted in tones which perfectly match the mood of the time of year, and her cherubic Nature children speak of a timeless innocence. A joy for children and an inspiration for adults.' -- Juno Magazine, Autumn 2007

About the Author

Sibylle von Olfers (1881-1916) uses a blend of natural observation and simple design that critics have compared to the works of Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863155626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863155628
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Bevilacqua on January 11, 2007
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If you haven't discovered this unheralded author, you are in for a real treat. She has her loyal fans, and hopefully many new ones will emerge in this generation to come. Wonderful story, delightful illustrations. All the imagination that a children's book should have! Adults like her books as much as children.
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this book will delight the core of your heart with its inspiration to imagine and seek adventure in the world. Sibylle Von Olfers is brilliant, I couldn't recommend her books more. My kids come back to her books time after time to read.
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This is a beautiful story and beautifully illustrated. Just what I'd expect from this author. We've been building a collection of her story books and enjoying every one. My son is 27 months and it's a bit over his head at the moment, but he enjoys the rich pictures while I read.
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Very short book. I will cop to being the only Waldorf mom on the planet who doesn't love Sibylle Von Olfers, however. We have this and the Root Children, and I keep expecting something comparable to Elsa Beskow, but no. Not much plot development, leaves the reader wondering what the point is. My daughter is 3 and she was disappointed.

However, very sweet, nothing to worry anyone (nothing much to it), very pretty illustrations. Will probably use as a nature table backdrop.
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I ordered a bunch of Sibylle Von Olfers books and had to return them all. The print quality is bad, colors were printed outside the lines and the overall feel of the books just is nowhere near the original versions. Very sad. I will be ordering used german versions instead and translating the texts myself - they are meant to have text in poem form, which is what makes these books so special. With the horrible English translation they just are not worth it ;(
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We bought The Story of the Wind Children as a gift for a 4 year old. It is a lovely story with wonderful illustrations. Immediately after the first reading, she wanted us to read the book again. The illustrations are such that the child really studies them, looking closely at the details of the artwork. We are really enjoying it. As far as the quality of the book itself, I was very happy with that as well. The pages are made of a thick paper, but it is not a "board book". Although it is a hardcover, it does not include a dust jacket, which I was happy about because we always remove the dust jackets so they don't get torn.
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The illustrations stir the imagination.....my little boy loves to soak in each page before turning the next page himself. Very good reading for calming down a hyperactive child before bed.
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This is a very nice book from the series of books by Sibylle Von Olfers. It is a very beautiful story with wonderful illustrations. We love to read all the books by this author!
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