Princess Sylvie and her father the king leave the palace gardens for a walk in the woods. Then Oskar their dog runs off after a long-eared hare, and Sylvie's adventures begin. What will they find hiding in the forest?
This is a delightful story for young children about exploring new places and making new friends from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow.
This wonderful new edition of Princess Sylvie faithfully reproduces Beskow's classic illustrations in a collectable picturebook, featuring a unique hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper, gold foil signature, and a luxurious cloth spine.
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(Ages 4 – 7 years)
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.