ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 7, 2021
Peter and Lotta’s Christmas
By (author) Elsa Beskow
When Peter and Lotta spend their first Christmas with Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender and Uncle Blue, they are amazed by all the surprises. Before Christmas comes around again the children are determined to discover where the presents really come from, and give their aunts and uncle special gifts. Then on Christmas Eve, Peter and Lotta’s kindness and generosity is rewarded with something unexpected!This is a delightful story for young children from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow which celebrates Swedish Christmas traditions and being a good neighbour. Elsa Beskow’s Peter and Lotta stories, about two children living with their aunts and uncle, are full of gentle humour and charm.This wonderful new edition faithfully reproduces Beskow’s classic illustrations in a collectable picture book featuring a unique hand-crafted design, premium-quality paper, gold foil signature and a luxurious cloth spine.
Reviews of Peter and Lotta’s Christmas
'A beautifully illustrated book with plenty of text. Peter and Lotta prepare for Christmas in Victorian Sweden in the days before Father Christmas, when the Christmas Goat brought gifts. It's full of adventures. A great Christmas read for 4-8 year olds.'– Education Otherwise for Homeschoolers'Evidence from my family and its visitors confirms that Elsa Beskow's Peter and Lotta stories somehow capture the imagination. The illustrations in these lovely hardback editions have something of the charm that Carl Larsson's watercolours have. For children I suspect these books have the old-fashioned feel and colour that a good Nordic 'heimat' film does for me as an adult. Children love them.'– Martyn Rawson, Steiner Education
Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children’s author–illustrator in Sweden. Often described as Sweden’s Beatrix Potter, Elsa Beskow’s picture books have been known and loved for over a century. Her charming stories of children and magical folk, accompanied by her signature illustrations, are known and cherished the world over.
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