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Christopher's Garden Edition 3

November 2023
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    28th November 2023
  • ISBN 9781782508359
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 11.57" x 9.2"

Christopher is playing with a ball in his garden when a magical adventure begins. An unusual boy called September introduces him to the garden folk as they search for Christopher's lost ball. He meets the playful gooseberry boys, kind Mrs Bramley, grumpy Old Man Blackcurrant, proud Mrs Cabbage, and many more.

In this delightful story from the world-renowned Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow, young children learn about the various fruits, berries, and vegetables growing in Christopher's garden and how they prepare for autumn.

This wonderful new edition of Christopher's Garden 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.

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

(Ages 3 to 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.