In the Land of Elves, written and illustrated by Daniela Drescher
Publisher: Floris Books
Size: approximately 19 x 25 cm
Beautifully detailed, full-spread watercolour illustrations reveal the secret world of the elves and their animal companions, in amongst the tree roots and fields. We see them at work and play through the seasons. The illustrations in this series are enchanting, and they are accompanied by simple, rhyming descriptions of the magical world of the Elves ... the whole book reads like a lovely poem.
About the Author:
Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy before living for a time in America and Switzerland. She has worked intensively with children in a therapeutic capacity for ten years and currently provides illustrations for a parenting magazine. She has written and illustrated several children's books.
'A lovely old-fashioned tale of elves and fairies living in tune with nature, with gorgeous, perfectly-drawn illustrations of a miniature world. Anyone who likes the Flower Fairies will fall in love with this book.' - Families Online (www.familiesonline.co.uk/article/articleview/1343/1/175/)
'This short story, written in rhyming couplets, follows the elves through the different seasons. The charming double page illustrations bring alie the secret world of the elves and will enchant any young reader.' - Outside In 2005: Children's Books in Translation
'A gentle story... the illustrations are particularly bright, beautiful and very eye-catching. Great attention has been paid to the detail of the natural world. A lovely book for babies too.' - Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 5), Education Otherwise
'This short story, built with rhyming couplets and beautifully illustrated double landscape paintings, records the mysterious and wonderful world of elf activity through the seasons. We see the underground home of the elf queen with huge gemstones and dramatic light, and a wondrous warm morning as elves wake up to springtime. This book will enrich both parent and child!' - Juno: A Natural Approach to Family Life, Spring 2005
"This is our very favorite children's book. My children (and me, too!) are completely captivated by the illustrations. The spread on the last page of the elf family in their cozy tree stump home with snow outside is so beautiful, I wish I could inhabit it." - MamaG (from Amazon)
'Another beautifully illustrated book by Daniela Drescher.'-- Kindling: Early Childhood Care and Education, Spring 2005