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Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale [Hardcover]

By Sibylle Von Olfers (Author), Sieglinde Schoen-Smith (Illustrator) & Jack Zipes (Translator)
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Mother Earth's children, who have been sleeping all winter, awake and experience the new life, color, and joys of spring.

Publishers Description
The incredibly intricate and vivid illustrations in this book are details of a modern quilt inspired by Sibylle von Olfers' classic storybook "Mother Earth and Her Children. "This vibrant new translation, in turn inspired by the quilt, explores the changing of the seasons and delicately touches upon the circle of life. When Mother Earth calls her children to prepare for spring, the earthly children yawn and stretch before they busy themselves with beautification. They dust off the bumblebees, scrub the beetles, paint bright new coats on the ladybugs, and rouse the caterpillars from their cocoons. Bedecked with new blossoms, the children emerge from the earth and become spring flowers that frolic through the summer and autumn, until the leaves begin to fall and they return to Mother Earth, bringing the weary bugs and beetles back to their winter refuge.

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Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Von Olfers, Sieglinde Schoen-Smith & Jack Zipes has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • School Library Journal - 02/01/2008 page 97

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Item Specifications...

Pages   24
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 10"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Breckling Press
Age  3-8
ISBN  1933308184  
ISBN13  9781933308180  

Availability  0 units.

More About Sibylle Von Olfers, Sieglinde Schoen-Smith & Jack Zipes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Sibylle von Olfers is the author of "Etwas von den Wurzelkindern" and was an art teacher in East Prussia at the turn of the century as well as a member of the Catholic Order of St. Elizabeth. Sieglinde Schoen-Smith is a quilter whose quilted interpretation of "Mother Earth and Her Children" captured the coveted Best in Show award at the 2006 International Quilt Show in Houston. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Jack Zipes is the foremost expert on German folklore in the United States. He is a professor of German literature at the University of Minnesota and has edited, contributed to, and translated more than 50 books, essays, and plays on German folklore, including "The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature" and "The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales." He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sibylle Von Olfers was born in 1881 and died in 1916.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Stories
4Books > Subjects > Children > Reference & Nonfiction > Language Arts > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Fiction

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pleasing book  Jul 1, 2008
This book was just made for grandmoters to share with their grandchildren. Mine loved it and we spent a great deal of time discovering new things among the intricate work of the children, their clothes, bugs, etc. It is a delight.
Exquisite!  Jul 1, 2008
This is a beautiful book showcasing an extraordinary quilt although one need not be a quilt aficionado to love and appreciate it. It is my favorite gift for a young child, or any adult who loves quilts or children's books or fairytales.
Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale  May 5, 2008
This book is worth every penny for the close-ups of the quilt used in the illustrations. This is a very pleasant story of the earths renewal. Not too long and not too short, it should hold a young child's attention very well.
Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale  Feb 29, 2008
I found this book and story so enchanting!

Everytime I look at the fotos of the actual
quilt - I see something new and am thrilled.

My only regret is that there is not more of
the wonderful fotos and story....

What a treat!
Mother Earth and her children  Feb 8, 2008
Beautiful book! I love this children's book and am also a quilter so I enjoy having this work of art all the more!

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