Peter's Old House

Elsa Beskow

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Peter helps everyone: mending clocks, bandaging scrapes and building toy boats. But he is too poor to fix his old house. Who will help Peter when he needs them most? A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book with a cloth spine.

307 x 220 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
28 pages
Publication date:
25 Feb 2021
2nd edition


At the end of a street, in a little village, is Peter's old house. Peter helps everyone: mending clocks, building toy boats, and telling stories. But he is too poor to fix his falling down house. Who will help Peter when he needs them most?

This is a delightful story for young children about community spirit and helping our neighbours from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of Peter's Old House 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.


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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