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Ollie's Ski Trip Edition 3

February 2023
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • ISBN 9781782508052
  • Language English
  • Pages 30 pp.
  • Size 8.66" x 10.63"

Ollie can’t wait to use his first pair of real skis! Finally, the woods are blanketed in snow and Ollie sets off for a day of fun, where he meets cheerful Jack Frost and troublesome Mrs. Thaw and visits King Winter’s palace

Ollie has a wonderful time skiing, skating and having a huge snowball fight until it’s time to go home. How long will Ollie’s winter fun last before Mrs. Thaw comes again?

This is a delightful snowy story for young children about embracing seasonal change from the world-renowned Swedish author—illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of Ollie’s Ski Trip faithfully reproduces Elsa 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. Create an Elsa Beskow library by collecting all of the gorgeous new editions.

(Ages 4 to 6 years)

“Ollie has an adventure in the snowy forest on his skis meeting Jack Frost and King Winter, who shows Ollie his Ice Palace where all the Christmas presents are made. Ollie plays on his toboggan until Mrs. Thaw comes with her broom, to sweep away the snow and make way for Spring, on her chariot pulled by butterflies. A beautiful, seasonal tale suitable for 3-to-7-year-olds.”

.”—Hilary Woolf with Isaac, age 4, Education Otherwise

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.