The Story of Little Billy Bluesocks by Sibylle von Olfers


The Story of Little Billy Bluesocks by Sibylle von Olfers

This charming story, told in verse, shares a day in the life of a fun-loving little boy. Each beautiful illustration, painted in Olfer unique style, shows Little Billy Bluesocks as he goes through the day doing tasks that all children will enjoy. He wakes up, plants a seed, feeds the rabbits, plays on the seesaw with his dog, picks apples, has a delicious supper and finally goes to bed. This recently discovered classic from Sibylle von Olfers is available for the first time in English.


Each beautiful illustration painted in Olfer's unique style, brings this verse-led book to life, as we enjoy a magical day through the eyes of Billy Bluesocks. A true timeless tale... A real treasure that will be kept and read time and again. -- Creative Steps

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 and Princess in the Forest.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 2


Sibylle von Olfers
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Publication date

6th September 2012



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