• Midsummer Reading – Celebrating the Swedish Way!

    by  • 20 June 2017 • Elsa Beskow, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Midsummer is just round the corner and at Floris Books we’ll be celebrating the festival with some of our favourite Swedish authors and illustrators. Feast your eyes below on some seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow and Eva Eriksson in these quintessentially Swedish picture books.

    #1 Elsa Beskow’s The Flowers’ Festival

    The Flowers’ Festival really is the perfect seasonal reading, as the story opens on Midsummer Eve. We’ll be joining Lisa and the Midsummer Fairy as they head off into the flowers’ summer party.

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    The Midsummer Fairy from The Flowers’ Festival

     

    #2 Ulf Stark and Eva Eriksson’s The Midsummer Tomte

    Classic Swedish writer, Ulf Stark’s The Midsummer Tomte adventures are perfect chapter book reading before bedtime. Award-winning Swedish illustrator Eva Eriksson’s delightful illustrations inject plenty of midsummer magic into this seasonal tale of tomte, rabbits and woodland parties.

    Meet Grump the tomte in an extract from the first chapter here.

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    The First Mosquito Bite of the Year from The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits

    #3 Ulf Nilsson and Eva Eriksson – Little Sister Rabbit books

    All fans of Ulf Nilsson and Eva Eriksson will love their Little Sister Rabbit books. These classic stories are much-loved bestsellers in Sweden and Floris Books is proud to be publishing the English language editions, so that they can be enjoyed by new generations. Little Sister Rabbit adventures into the great summery outdoors. From stamping in puddles and building boats to skimming stones these beautiful picture books will inspire young readers to get outside this summer and explore the natural world.

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    Stamping in puddles! from Little Sister Rabbit Gets Lost

     

     


    The following books are all available from Floris Books.

    The Flowers’ Festival (Large Edition) £10.99

    The Flowers’ Festival (Mini Edition) £5.99

    The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits £14.99

    Little Sister Rabbit Gets Lost £10.99

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