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Peter and Lotta's Christmas Edition 2

October 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    19th October 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507666
  • Language English
  • Pages 36 pp.
  • Size 11.57" x 9.2"

When Peter and Lotta spend their first Christmas with Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender and Uncle Blue, they are amazed by all the surprises. Before Christmas comes around again the children are determined to discover where the presents really come from, and give their aunts and uncle special gifts. Then on Christmas Eve, Peter and Lotta's kindness and generosity is rewarded with something unexpected!

This is a delightful story for young children from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow which celebrates Swedish Christmas traditions and being a good neighbor. Elsa Beskow's Peter and Lotta stories, about two children living with their aunts and uncle, are full of gentle humor and charm.

This wonderful new edition faithfully reproduces Beskow's classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a unique hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper, gold foil signature and a luxurious cloth spine.

(Ages 5 to 8 years)

“A beautifully illustrated book with plenty of text. Peter and Lotta prepare for Christmas in Victorian Sweden in the days before Father Christmas, when the Christmas Goat brought gifts. It's full of adventures. A great Christmas read for 4-8 year olds.” —Education Otherwise for Homeschoolers 

“Evidence from my family and its visitors confirms that Elsa Beskow's Peter and Lotta stories somehow capture the imagination. The illustrations in these lovely hardback editions have something of the charm that Carl Larsson's watercolors have. For children I suspect these books have the old-fashioned feel and color that a good Nordic ‘heimat’ film does for me as an adult. Children love them.” —Martyn Rawson, Steiner Education

“Elsa Beskow's beautiful illustrations give you a glimpse into Swedish life and their Christmas traditions. This story has slightly more text than the average picture book and is ideal for children who want a slightly longer story but still enjoy beautiful illustrations.” —Kaleidoscope Magazine

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.