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Elsa Beskow Calendar 2022

July 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    15th July 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507154
  • Language English
  • Pages 24 pp.
  • Size 12" x 12"

Elsa Beskow's picture books have been known and loved for over a century.

This monthly calendar is beautifully illustrated with seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow's books. The main UK, US, and Swedish public holidays are noted.

The calendar includes illustrations from
  • Ollie's Ski Trip
  • Pelle's New Suit
  • Princess Sylvie
  • The Sun Egg
  • Around the Year
  • Children of the Forest
  • and many more, all published by Floris Books.

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.