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Olfers, Sibylle, 1881-1916

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Personal name headingOlfers, Sibylle, 1881-1916
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Variant(s)Von Olfers, Sibylle, 1881-1916
Von Olfers, Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla, 1881-1916
Birth date1881-05-08
Death date1916-01-29
Place of birthEast Prussia (Germany)
Place of deathLübeck (Germany)
Field of activityChildren's literature
Profession or occupationAuthor Illustrator Art teacher
Found innuc87-95860: Fish, H.D. When the root children wake up, 1976? (hdg. on NcGU rept.: Olfers, Sibylle von, 1881-1916; usage: Sibylle Olfers)
Fish, H.D. When the root children wake up, c1988: cover (Sibylle v. Olfers)
Floris Books website, Jan. 7, 2016 (Sibylle von Olfers was a German children's book author and illustrator. Sybille von Olfers' blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to her being compared to Kate Greenway and Elsa Beskow. She is best know for her book The Story of the Root Children. In her short life, Sibylle von Olfers wrote and illustrated ten children's picture books which have delighted children for generations. Sibylle von Olfers was born on the 8 May 1881 in the Castle of Metgethen in East Prussia. Her full name was Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla von Olfers. In 1906, at the age of twenty-five Sibylle von Olfers joined the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth, an order of nuns. She took the name Sister Maria Aloysia. After two years Sibylle von Olfers was sent to work as an art teacher at a Catholic primary school in Lübeck. Sibylle von Olfers became ill with a lung infection and a stay at a spa in Gardone temporarily alleviated her disease. The outbreak of the First World War forced Sibylle von Olfers to return to Lübeck where she was able to continue her work until Christmas Day 1915. Her lung disease returned and Sibylle von Olfers died four weeks later, on the 29 January 1916, at the age of 35.)
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