Christopher's Garden, Elsa Beskow
Christopher often plays in his own garden - until one day, he discovers a whole new world! A strange boy called September takes him on a hunt for a lost ball, meeting lots of folk along the way: the playful gooseberry boys, Mrs Bramley Apple, the strawberry families, Mr Scarecrow and many more.
Christopher learns all about the different fruits, berries and vegetables growing in his garden and makes lots of new friends who promise to always play with him.
This heartwarming book shows Elsa Beskow's classic illustration at it's best, bringing nature alive for young readers.
Elsa Beskow's picture books have been known and loved for over a century. They follow a slow pace story telling style that ignite the reader's imagination. Her stories frequently combine reality with elements from the fairy tale world. Children meet elves or goblins and farm animals talk with people.
Children of all ages will love the beautifully illustrated pages and colourful characters whilst following along with the ancient art of timeless story telling.
Elsa Beskow's books are popular in both Steiner and Waldorf philosophies and can be used as a resource for those following any style of creative education.
About the Author
Elsa Beskow was born on the 11th of February in 1874. She was a famous Swedish author and illustrator, best known for the titles 'The Tale of the Little, Little Old Women' and 'Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender.'
Central themes in her stories are the relationships between children and adults and children's independent initiative.