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Aunt Brown's Birthday

January 2002
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    1st January 2002
  • ISBN 9780863153884
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.

Another adventure in the bestselling Peter and Lotta series.

For Aunt Brown’s birthday, Aunt Green and Aunt Lavender want to buy her a new hat and lace collar to match her dress. But they need to borrow her dress, and how will they do that without spoiling their surprise?

(Ages 3 to 7 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.