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The Elsa Beskow Peter and Lotta Collection

May 2024
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    14th May
  • ISBN 9781782508878
  • Language English
  • Pages 128 pp.
  • Size 11.6" x 9.25"

Here is a beautiful gift edition of four classic stories from Elsa Beskow’s cherished Peter and Lotta series, also starring Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender, and Uncle Blue.

The picture books of Swedish author-illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874–1953) have been beloved by adults and children alike for more than 100 years. Her nostalgic picture books are filled with gentle humor and charm. The Elsa Beskow Peter and Lotta Collection combines four picture books into a collectable edition:

• Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender
• Aunt Brown's Birthday
• Peter and Lotta's Adventure
• Uncle Blue's New Boat

Through these delightful tales, readers meet orphans Peter and Lotta and their new family, aunts Green, Brown, and Lavender and Uncle Blue, and enjoy their adventures while discovering an idyllic Sweden of long ago.

Full of whimsy and nostalgia, these classic stories by Elsa Beskow are brought together for the first time in a gift edition. Adult collectors will love the faithfully reproduced vintage artwork, unique handcrafted design, premium paper, gold foil signature, and luxurious cloth spine.

(Ages 6 – 10 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.