The Curious Fish

Mini edition

Elsa Beskow

Available to buy

Quick Look

  • An imaginative and humorous story about curiosity and kindness to living creatures
  • Features beautiful underwater illustrations of a lake, including a crab, a pike and a flounder plus dreamy above-water images of reeds, frogs, lily pads and a fishing dock
  • Elsa Beskow's picture books, with charming stories and her signature illustrations, have been known and loved for over a century
  • This beautiful mini edition of a classic Swedish picture book features Elsa Beskow's classic illustrations in a small format – perfect for little hands

Flash, the curious fish, is captured by a little boy. How will the other fish rescue him from dry land? An adorable mini edition of Elsa Beskow's whimsical story with classic vintage illustrations.

166 x 121 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
28 pages
Publication date:
25 Jan 2024


When Flash, a very curious little fish, finds himself stuck in a jar in a little boy's bedroom, his aunts and uncles are determined to save him. But how can three fish rescue him from dry land?

This is a whimsical and funny story from the world-renowned Swedish author-illustrator Elsa Beskow. Young children will delight in the fish-eye perspective, quirky characters, and their extraordinary adventure.

This wonderful mini gift edition of The Curious Fish reproduces Elsa Beskow's classic illustrations and beloved story in an adorable small format -- ideal for little hands.


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


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. Elsa's best known books in English include Peter in Blueberry Land, The Children of the Forest and Pelle's New Suit.

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