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Christopher's Garden

March 2017
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    1st March 2017
  • ISBN 9781782503491
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 11.5" x 9.25"

Christopher often plays on his own in his garden...until one day, he discovers a whole new world! A strange boy called September takes him on a hunt for a lost ball, meeting lots of folk along the way—the playful gooseberry boys, Mrs. Bramley Apple, the strawberry families, Mr. Scarecrow, and many more.

Christopher learns about the different fruits, berries, and vegetables growing in his garden and makes lots of new friends, who promise always to play with him.

This heartwarming book shows Elsa Beskow's classic illustrations at their best, bringing nature alive for young readers.

(Ages 3 to 7 years)

A previous edition of this book was titled Christopher's Harvest Time.

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.