Sibylle von Olfers

story of the butterfly children

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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't wait until the first day of spring, when they will finally get their wings.  But first, they must learn about the many brightly-coloured 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, a perfect classic children's story.