Five Sisters (Hardcover)

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A magical story of five traditional matryoshka dolls told in verse! Beautiful illustrations. A classic.


— From Marie


When a great white oak gifts an old man a branch imbued with magic, he carves five wooden matryoshka dolls, “each smaller than the last.” The wooden dolls take on a life of their own as they frolic from one season to the next, bringing the old man and his wife a joy they had always longed for. Beautiful verse and stunning, traditional illustrations full of woodland creatures and playfully painted matryoshka dolls explore a tale of heartache, hope, and love.

About the Author

Stephanie Campisi is an Australian author currently living in the US. When not writing picture books, she can be found reading or exploring the woods around her home. In addition to Five Sisters, she is also the author of Luis and Tabitha and the forthcoming Quacks Like a Duck, both through Familius. You can visit her at


Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Puglia, Italy, drawing inspiration from traditional fairy tales, folklore, travels, and love stories, never forgetting the magic of where she come from. Passionate about details and rich colors, Madalina's art radiates energy and joy. With an MA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in London, she developed a strong and distinctive style and has worked for clients all around the world in publishing, editorial, advertising, commissions, and porcelain, as well as having nine published books in Romania, the UK, and the United States.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641701570
ISBN-10: 1641701579
Publisher: Familius
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English
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