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Emily and Daisy

Hardback
January 2009
9780863156496
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    22nd January 2009
  • ISBN 9780863156496
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
$17.95

Emily is a helpful little girl, so when her mother is worried that Daisy the cow will escape into the clover field through a hole in the fence, she offers to go and look after Daisy for the day.

On the way, she meets a big dog, a boasting boy, and an elderly man with a sack. However, when she arrives in the meadow, she realizes she needs help with Daisy and to mend the fence. Whom can she turn to?

Here is yet another delightful picture book from Elsa Beskow. Young children will love following Emily through her day as unexpected, good things come her way.

(Ages 3–6)

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.