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Pelle's New Suit Edition 2

October 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    19th October 2021
  • ISBN 9781782507659
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 11.57" x 9.2"

Pelle has a lamb whose coat grows longer and longer, while Pelle's suit grows shorter! Pelle shears his lamb but he doesn't know what to do next. Pelle offers to do chores and run errands for his family and neighbors in exchange for their help to card, spin, dye, and weave the wool. When the fleece has finally been made a fine blue cloth, Pelle asks one last favor—for the tailor to make it into a smart new suit.

This is a delightful story from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow which will help young children understand bartering, traditional wool crafts and where our clothes come from.

This wonderful new edition 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.

(Ages 3 to 6 years)

“Charming. This little book makes you feel all warm inside. It's very cute and the pictures are clear and easy to help explain the story.” 

“Elsa Beskow's illustrations are beautiful and there are some lovely scenes of Swedish village life. Such a lovely way for children to learn about the processes involved in making a garment.”
Kaleidoscope Magazine

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.