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Princess Sylvie Edition 2

February 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    16th February 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507239
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 11.6" x 9.3"

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.

Create an Elsa Beskow library by collecting all of the gorgeous new editions.

(Ages 4 – 7 years)

“Princess Sylvie is a reprint of a treasured child's picture book from a series by the author/illustrator now over a century old...a beloved classic that will be reintroduced to countless new generations of young readers to come.” —Midwest Book Review

“Fans of the author will be pleased to discover that this Swedish tale, originally published in 1934, has been translated into English.... Soft, gentle watercolors keep the mood light and airy and complement the fairytale quality of the text.” —School Library Journal

“This classical fairytale is filled with vibrant watercolor paintings that add realistic detail to the timeless story.” —Omnilibros

“Beautifully illustrated books that will enhance every child's library.” —Creative Steps

“Fans of Elsa Beskow will be delighted to see this book available in English and I'm sure young children will enjoy having it read to them at bedtime where they too can take joy in the author's love of animals and nature.” —Armadillo

“This lovely story for young children is all about new places and friends and coming home. This is sure to be a story you and your children will read over and over again.” —Tammy Dolling

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.