Poppy is watching the snow fall outside her window when she realises that the snowflakes are really snow children, dancing and whirling in the garden. The snow children whisk Poppy away to the Snow Queen’s wintry kingdom, where the Princess is having a party!
My First Snow Children is a lively abridgment of the traditional classic The Story of the Snow Children. Presented for the first time as a beautiful board book for very young children, it includes all of Sybille von Olfer’s original art-nouveau illustrations, sympathetically adapted to fit the new format.
(Ages 1 to 4 years)
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.