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Rosalind and the Little Deer Edition 2

June 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    8th June 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507260
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 10.5" x 8.5"

Rosalind loves to play with her little deer in the shade of the lime tree. Then one day a hunter comes along with his dog and frightens the deer away. The poor little deer is captured by a king and kept in a golden cage. Can Rosalind persuade the king to part with his pet and set the little deer free?

This is a delightful story for young children about freedom and friendship from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of Rosalind and the Little Deer faithfully reproduces Beskow's classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a unique handcrafted design, premium paper, gold-foil signature, and a luxurious cloth spine.

Create an Elsa Beskow library by collecting all of the gorgeous new editions.

(Ages 4 to 7 years)

“...the book's charm is in the combination of sweetness, gravity, and grace in both the text and the illustrations. Children beguiled by Beskow's 'Princess Sylvie' will want to make Rosalind's acquaintance.” —Booklist Online 
“...enchanting illustrations really enhance this beautifully told tale.” —Creative Steps 
'The pictures are simple but detailed, with the colors and aspect of old prints.” —Kirkus Book Reviews 
“You feel like you are stepping back in time as your eyes rest on the gentle illustrations of this book. This is ideal for an adult to read with children.” —EYE: Early Years Educator 
'This is a simple story about a young girl who makes friends with a little deer… the message of the book about the importance of freedom is still relevant today.” —Carousel

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.