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Peter's Old House Edition 2

June 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    29th June 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507512
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 8.7" x 12"

At the end of a street, in a little village, is Peter's old house. Peter helps everyone: mending clocks, building toy boats, and telling stories. But he is too poor to fix his falling down house. Who will help Peter when he needs them most?

This is a delightful story for young children about community spirit and helping our neighbors from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of Peter's Old House faithfully reproduces Beskow's classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a unique handcrafted design, premium paper, gold-foil signature, and a luxurious cloth spine.

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

(Ages 4–8 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.