Mother Earth and Her Children A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Von Olfers, Sieglinde Schoen Smith
  

Mother Earth and Her Children A Quilted Fairy Tale

Written by Sibylle Von Olfers, Sieglinde Schoen Smith
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Synopsis

Mother Earth and Her Children A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Von Olfers, Sieglinde Schoen Smith

As Spring approaches, Mother Earth wakes her sleepy children, deep below the earth, the children yawn and stretch. Soon their hands are busy, stitching new clothes in bright spring colours. The dust of the bumblebees, scrub the beetles and paint splendid new coats on the ladybirds. The children jubilantly emerge from the earth where they become the flowers of Spring. In rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations, this entrancing story touches on such themes as the rejuvenation and passing of the seasons, helping children understand the circle of life.

About the Author

Sibylle von Olfers is the author of the original German folk tale, Etwas von den Wurzelkindem, which sold 800,000 copies in 1906 and exactly a century later Sieglinde Schoen Smith's quilted interpretation, Mother Earth & Her Children won the top prize at America's most prestigious quilt show. Jack Zipes, an acknowledged expert on folklore, has translated the text.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: 4 - 8

Author

Sibylle Von Olfers, Sieglinde Schoen Smith
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Publisher

Breckling Press

Publication date

3rd November 2007

ISBN

9781933308180


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