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 hardly wait until the first day of spring, when they will finally get their wings. First, however, 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.
Hardbound, 11 ¾ x 8 ½ inches, 20 pages. Recommended for ages 3 through 5.
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.