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Elsa Beskow

About

Elsa Beskow (1874–1953) was born in Stockholm. Her parents were entrepreneur Bernt Maartman (1841–1889), whose family came from Bergen, Norway, and Augusta Fahlstedt (1850–1915). Beskow studied Art Education at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, then called Tekniska skolan, or the Technical school, in Stockholm. In 1897, she married former minister and social worker and doctor of theology Natanael Beskow, whom she met while serving as a teacher at Djursholms samskola, where he served as headmaster. They had six sons. Beskow became one of the best known of all Swedish children's book artists. She also illustrated "ABC" books and songbooks for Swedish schools. Her book pages are often framed in a decorative Art Nouveau style. Beskow received international recognition for her simple, cheerful stories and outstanding illustrations.

Author's Books

Calendar
$13.95

Princess Sylvie Edition 2

Hardback
$19.95

An Elsa Beskow Gift Collection

Peter in Blueberry Land and other beautiful books

Hardback
$40.00

An Elsa Beskow Gift Collection

Children of the Forest and other beautiful books

Hardback
$40.00
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95

The Flowers' Festival

Mini Edition

Hardback
$9.95
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$16.95
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$17.95

Around the Year

Mini Edition

Hardback
$9.95

Ollie's Ski Trip

Mini Edition

Hardback
$9.95
Hardback
$9.95

Pelle's New Suit

Mini Edition

Hardback
$9.95
Hardback
$9.95

Children of the Forest

Mini Edition

Hardback
$9.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95
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$17.95

Thumbelina Edition 2

Hardback
$19.95

The Elsa Beskow Baby Book

Memories of Your Baby's Early Years

Illustrated by Elsa Beskow
Hardback
$19.95