Uncle Blue's New Boat

Elsa Beskow

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In the Peter and Lotta series. Uncle Blue takes Peter and Lotta with the aunts to an island. As the adults have a nap, Peter and Lotta practise rowing, but they accidentally lose their oars …

234 x 294 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
32 pages
Publication date:
01 Aug 2002


This is the adventure of Peter and Lotta and their trip in Uncle Blue's new boat.

The children set out for a picnic on an island together with the three colourful aunts, Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender. While the adults are having a nap, Peter and Lotta decide to go and practise their rowing, but disaster strikes when they become distracted and accidentally lose the oars…


'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 Larson'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, March 2003


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 illustrator in Sweden, where her picture books have been known and loved for over a century.



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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