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The story of the root children

Author: Sibylle Olfers; Sibylle von Olfers
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris Books, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enchanting tale of the wildflower root-children, who spend the winter asleep deep underground in the care of wise Mother Earth. When spring comes they wake up, sew new gowns and capes, clean and paint the beetles and bugs, and climb out into the lovely warm spring sunshine. After playing in the fields and meadows all summer, Mother Earth welcomes back to their home underground. The delicate and charming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sibylle Olfers; Sibylle von Olfers
ISBN: 086315106X 9780863151064
OCLC Number: 25098798
Notes: Originally published in German as 'Etwas von den Wurzelkindern, ' 1906.
Name of translator not listed.
Description: 18 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Etwas von den Wurzelkindern.
Responsibility: Sibylle von Olfers.

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All through the winter the Root Children are asleep underground, but when spring comes Mother Nature wakes them up. Then the Root Children are busy cleaning and painting the beetles and bugs.  Read more...

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'Nothing could date this stunningly illustrated century-old book telling the story of the seasons ... Children are enchanted by images like the root children painting a line of ladybirds with pots of Read more...

 
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