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The Curious Fish Edition 2

November 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    16th November 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507505
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 9.75" x 10.43"

When Flash the curious fish finds himself stuck in a jar in a little boy's bedroom, his aunt and uncles are determined to save him. But how can three fish rescue one that's on dry land? With the help of a wise old frog and a little magic, even the most unlikely wishes can come true.

This is a whimsical and funny story for young children about love and different perspectives from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of The Curious Fish faithfully reproduces Beskow's classic illustrations in a collectable picture book 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 3 to 6 years)

“The Curious Fish is a wonderfully enchanting unpredictable it draws out every emotion while you read it.” —The School Librarian

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.