George is playing with his boats, but there's no wind to make them sail. Then one of the wind children comes and blows especially for him - and together they embark on a great adventure.
The wind child blows dandelions in the meadows, shakes apples from the tree and blows the leaves around and eventually she blows George home on a cloud.
From the author of The Story of the Root Children and The Story of the Snow Children, this is another classic children's story with beautiful art-nouveau illustrations that cultivate a feeling of magic and nostalgia.
'I really like the pictures because they're really nice pictures. I just love this book. It's beautiful and nice. It would be hard for me if I had to give this book back to the library.'
- Xavier, age 4, for Kids Book Buzz
'The illustrations in the book are absolutely beautiful - charming with soft, muted colors. They remind me of a cross between Tasha Tudor and Beatrix Potter.'
- Youth Services Book Review
'Sibylle von Olfers' highly adept naturalist style places her work firmly in the vein of Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow... Autumn and nature are brilliantly personified in this beautifully detailed work.'
'In each of her seasonal books, von Olfers' illustrations are painted in tones which perfectly match the mood of the time of year. . . A joy for children and an inspiration for adults.'
- Juno Magazine
'A lovely little book for the younger children, telling adventures of the wind children, blowing dandelions, boats, apples from the tree and more.'
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, The Princess in the Forest and The Story of the Snow Children.
mini hardcover edition: 0.3" H x 4.9" L x 6.7" W, 24 pages
revised hardcover: 0.8" H x 11.8" L x 10.0" W, 28 pages