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The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman

Hardback
August 2014
9781782500940
More details
  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    11th August 2014
  • ISBN 9781782500940
  • Language English
  • Pages 24 pp.
  • Size 8.625" x 8.625"
$17.95

"Once upon a time there was a little, little old woman who lived in a little, little old cottage with a mischievous little cat..."

This simple and charming tale of a little cat that gets into big trouble is perfect for sharing. Young children will love the fairy tale illustrations and fun repetition.

This is a new edition of the classic book by much-loved Swedish illustrator Elsa Beskow.

(Ages 3–6 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.