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The Children of Hat Cottage Edition 2

June 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    29th June 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507499
  • Pages 36 pp.
  • Size 10.5" x 8.5"

Three children and their mother live on a little island in a little cottage shaped like a hat.

When their mother goes out searching for yarn, the children of hat cottage promise to be good. They try to be helpful by sweeping the chimney and washing their clothes. But their good intentions soon turn to mayhem. What will the children do?

This is a delightful story for young children about getting help from unexpected places from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of The Children of Hat Cottage faithfully reproduces Beskow’s classic illustrations in a collectable picture book, featuring a unique handcrafted design, premium paper, gold-foil signature, and a deluxe cloth spine.

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

(Ages 3–6 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.