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Sibylle Von Olfers

Sibylle von Olfers (1881-1916), a German author and illustrator, shaped the landscape of children's literature. Born into Königsberg's Metgethen estate, her upbringing within a creative family kindled her artistic passion. Her imaginative games earned her the moniker "wild bumblebee." Crafting picture books for her sister fostered an intimate bond. In 1906, her renowned work "The Root Children" debuted, captivating readers with its narrative and intricate art. Briefly embracing a religious life...See more