The Story of the Rabbit Children by Sibylle von Olfers

The Story of the Rabbit Children

Written by Sibylle von Olfers
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The Story of the Rabbit Children by Sibylle von Olfers

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. Meanwhile the hunter searches desperately for his children. He comes across some rabbits, which run away in fear. But there's something strangely familiar about these little rabbits, thinks his clever dog, Spot ...


'... the lovely gold and silver lines of the trees in the forest are the backdrop for a strange adventure ... The clear text, printed on luxurious thick paper, is a pleasure to read.'

About the Author

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, Princess in the Forest, The Story of the Snow Children, The Story of the Wind Children and The Story of the Butterfly Children.

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24 pages


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Floris Books

Publication date

28th January 2010



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