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The Curious Fish

Mini edition

May 2024
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    14th May
  • ISBN 9781782508885
  • Language English
  • Pages 28 pp.
  • Size 4.8" x 6.5"

When Flash—a very curious little fish—finds himself stuck in a jar in a little boy’s bedroom, his aunts and uncles are determined to save him. But how can three fish rescue him from a jar on dry land?

This a whimsical, funny story is told by the world-renowned Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow. Young children will delight in the fisheye perspective, quirky characters, and their extraordinary adventure.

This wonderful mini gift edition of The Curious Fish reproduces Elsa Beskow’s classic illustrations and beloved story in an adorable small format—ideal for the little hands of young children.

(Ages 4 – 7 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.