Deep in the roots of an old pine tree live the children of the forest. Playing hide-and-seek with the squirrels, snow-balling in winter, each season brings its own adventures, but perhaps spring holds the best surprise of all.
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.