Around the Year

Mini edition

Elsa Beskow

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A mini edition of Elsa Beskow's classic picture book which takes young children through the special joys of each month.

172 x 127 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
25 Sep 2008


A Wall Street Journal Holiday Gift Books Recommendation 2023

A mini edition of Elsa Beskow's classic picture book.

A delightful collection of rhymes and verses which celebrate the special joys of each month of the year, from icy February to the green shoots of April, the red poppies of July, September's rosy apples and the delights of December. Each verse is accompanied by artwork from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow which includes joyful children and magical little folk.


'Evokes the qualities and pleasures of each month with full-color illustrations of the sort to draw fascinated attention.'
A Wall Street Journal Holiday Gift Books Recommendation 2023.

'This is a mini edition of Elsa Beskow's classic picture book. In wonderful rhyming verse, children can journey through the months … There are also verses for the hours of the day and the days of the week, all of which are beautifully illustrated. Fun to read either together, or as a group.'
-- Creative Steps magazine


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.

Around the Year is also available in a large-format edition:
Around the Year - large-format edition

A craft book to make some of the characters from Around the Year is available:
Making Flower Children

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