The root children spend the winter asleep.
When spring comes, they awake sew themselves new gowns, and then paint the beetles and other insects. All summer they play in fields, ponds and meadows before returning in the autumn to Mother Earth, who welcomes them home and puts them to bed to sleep through the winter once more.
This is a classic story of the changing seasons.
by Sibylle von Olfers
Catalog Number B27 – Hardcover Full Size edition