Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender, Elsa Beskow

Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender, Elsa Beskow
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Translated from Swedish by Polly Lawson

This is the first of the classic Peter and Lotta books, and it is filled with the characteristic humor and charm that distinguish all of Elsa Beskow's books. It tells how Peter and Lotta come to meet the three colorful sisters known as Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, and Aunt Lavender.

Elsa Beskow (1874-1953), born Elsa Maartman in Stockholm, was a pioneering author and illustrator of children's books in Sweden—perhaps the best known of all Swedish children's book artists. Her books were inspired by her own childhood experiences, as well as those of her six children. Central themes were the relationships between children and adults and children's independent initiative. Her books are continually reprinted, and many have become classics. She also illustrated ABC books and songbooks for Swedish schools.

Aunt Green, Aunt Brown & Aunt Lavender
Elsa Beskow
ISBN: 9780863153488
Book (Hardcover)
Floris Books
32 pages
February 2001


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