Around the Year

Elsa Beskow

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  • Charming verses and enchanting illustrations from dancing springtime flowers in May to children catching the green apples of September and gathering the golden leaves of October, share the joys of each month of the year with children
  • Elsa Beskow's picture books, with charming stories and her signature illustrations, have been known and loved for over a century
  • This beautiful new edition of a classic Swedish picture book features hand-designed end papers, a cloth spine and luxury paper

Encourage children to celebrate the special joys of each month of the year with these delightful verses and charming illustrations from Elsa Beskow. A collectable new edition of the classic picture book with a cloth spine.

315 x 230 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
21 Apr 2022
2nd edition


A Wall Street Journal Holiday Gift Books Recommendation 2023

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.

This wonderful new edition of Around the Year 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.


'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.


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.

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