Children of the Forest

Elsa Beskow

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  • A delightful story to help children engage with nature and the joys of the turning seasons
  • Follows the children of the forest as they play hide-and-seek with squirrels, gather berries and mushrooms, leapfrog with rabbits and splash in the stream
  • Elsa Beskow's picture books, with charming stories and her signature illustrations, have been known and loved for over a century
  • A collectable edition of one of Elsa Beskow's best-loved books
  • This beautiful new edition of a classic Swedish picture book features hand-designed end papers, a cloth spine and luxury paper

The children of the forest live in the roots of an old pine tree. The children enjoy adventures throughout each season. What surprise will spring bring? A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book with a cloth spine.

234 x 294 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 7 years
32 pages
Publication date:
19 Jan 2023


The children of the forest live in the roots of an old pine tree. Each season brings new adventures for the children -- swimming and berry picking in summer; playing with fairies and harvesting mushrooms in autumn; sledging and feeding animal friends in winter. But spring brings the best surprise of all!

This is a delightful seasonal story for young children about nature through the year from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of Children of the Forest 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.

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