Rosalind loves to play with her little deer in the shade of the lime tree. Then one day a hunter comes along with his dog and frightens the deer away. The poor little deer is captured by a king and kept in a golden cage, but it refuses to eat.
People come from far and wide bringing delicious food for the king’s prized pet, but still the deer won’t eat. Then the hunter and his dog pass by and send a message back to Rosalind. Can Rosalind persuade the mighty king to part with his pet and set the little deer free once more?
This classic Elsa Beskow tale is published now for the first time in English. With its traditional fairy-tale charm and beautifully detailed illustrations, this is Elsa Beskow at her best.
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.