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Uncle Blue's New Boat

Hardback
March 2003
9780863153648
More details
  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    1st March 2003
  • ISBN 9780863153648
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
$17.95

Another book from the classic Peter and Lotta series. Elsa Beskow illustrates the exciting adventures that Peter and Lotta experience when they and their three eccentric aunts are invited to an island for a summer picnic with Uncle Blue and his new rowboat.

This charming tale is matched by the delightful illustrations that have made Elsa Beskow a favorite children’s author for at least a century.

(Age 5–8 years)

Elsa Beskow

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.