The Curious Fish

Elsa Beskow

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Flash, the curious fish, is captured by a little boy. How will his uncles and aunt rescue him? A whimsical, funny story from a fish's perspective. A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book with a cloth spine.

265 x 247 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
28 pages
Publication date:
20 May 2021
2nd edition


When Flash the curious fish finds himself stuck in a jar in a little boy's bedroom, his aunt and uncles are determined to save him. But how can three fish rescue one that's on dry land? With the help of a wise old frog and a little magic, even the most unlikely wishes can come true.

This is a whimsical and funny story for young children about love and different perspectives from the world-renowned Swedish author-illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of The Curious Fish 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. Create an Elsa Beskow library by collecting all of the gorgeous new editions.


'The Curious Fish is a wonderfully enchanting story[...] So unpredictable, it draws out every emotion while you read it.'
-- The School Librarian

'What a sweet story of childhood from one of Sweden's most beloved children's author and illustrator, Elsa Beskow... I've read this book to kids between the ages of 3 and 10 over the years, and they have all enjoyed it. There is a touch of magic and a bit of silliness.'
-- My Kids Read the World, Instagram


Elsa Beskow is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

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.


Find out more about Elsa Beskow and her world on our Elsa Beskow Biography and Book Information page. Includes a complete book list.

We also produce a beautiful annual calendar featuring seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow's books:
Elsa Beskow Calendar 2013

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