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Elsa Beskow Calendar 2024

June 2023
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    13th June 2023
  • ISBN 9781782508380
  • Language English
  • Pages 24 pp.
  • Size 11.8" x 11.8"

Elsa Beskow is one of Sweden's best-known authors and illustrators. Her picture books have been loved for more than a century.

This monthly calendar is beautifully illustrated with Elsa Beskow's characteristic seasonal artwork, featuring joyful children and magical little folk. The main UK, US, and Swedish public holidays are indicated.

The calendar includes illustrations from

— Ollie's Ski Trip
— Around the Year
— Children of the Forest
— Woody, Hazel and Little Pip
— and many more . . .

The picture books represented in the calendar are all published in English by Floris Books.

The Elsa Beskow calendar is beautifully presented in a sturdy cardboard envelope—no plastic! In addition, our eco-friendly printing processes include the use of sustainable (FSC) paper and plant-based inks, which reduce chemical emissions and make the calendar easier to recycle.

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.