This set offers a beautiful gift collection of some of Elsa Beskow best-loved books. Enter the world of Elsa Beskow, "Sweden’s Beatrix Potter," and meet a cast of enchanting characters, from mushroom children to flower fairies.
This stunning gift box includes five mini-editions of Elsa Beskow’s classic books including an exclusive new edition of Princess Sylvie.
Included are mini-editions of Children of the Forest; The Flowers’ Festival; Pelle’s New Suit; Woody, Hazel and Little Pip; and the all-new exclusive mini edition of Princess Sylvie.
This charming collection is a lovely addition to any child’s bookshelf.
(Ages 3 – 6 years)
“What a wonderful collection of books, all in mini sizes but still beautifully designed and detailed... The stories are wonderful evocations of a more innocent childhood, but it is the illustrations that give it the wow factor. I can imagine children spending a great deal of time simply admiring the pictures. They are from another time and place, in a good way.”—EYE (Early Years Educator)
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.