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Elsa Beskow Calendar 2023

Calendar
July 2022
9781782507819
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    19th July
  • ISBN 9781782507819
  • Language English
  • Pages 24 pp.
  • Size 12" x 12"
$17.95

Elsa Beskow is one of Sweden's best-known authors and illustrators. Her picture books have been loved for more than a century.

This monthly calendar is beautifully illustrated with Elsa Beskow's characteristic seasonal artwork, which features joyful children and magical little folk. The main UK, US and Swedish public holidays are indicated.

The calendar includes illustrations from Ollie's Ski Trip, Around the Year, Pelle's New Suit, Princess Sylvie, The Flowers' Festival, Children of the Forest, and many more (all published in English by Floris Books).

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.