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Children of the Forest Edition 2

April 2023
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    4th April 2023
  • ISBN 9781782508021
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.

The children of the forest live in the roots of an old pine tree. Each season brings new adventures for the children—swimming and berry picking in summer; playing with fairies and harvesting mushrooms in autumn; sledging and feeding animal friends in winter. But spring brings the best surprise of all!

This is a delightful seasonal story for young children about nature through the year from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new, collectable picture book features a unique hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper, gold foil signature and a luxurious cloth spine.

(Ages 3–7 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.