Christopher's Garden

Elsa Beskow

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  • A charming story about Christopher's adventure in his garden, where he meets lots of new friends as he discovers all about the fruit, berries and vegetables that grow there
  • Features beautiful illustrations of grumpy Old Man Blackcurrant, the boisterous gooseberry boys, and musical Mrs Bramley
  • 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

Christopher meets the garden folk -- gooseberry children, Mrs Bramley Apple, Mr Pear, Mrs Cabbage and many more -- and learns what happens when autumn comes. 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:
02 Mar 2023
3rd edition


Christopher is playing with a ball in his garden when a magical adventure begins. An unusual boy called September introduces him to the garden folk as they search for Christopher's lost ball. He meets the playful gooseberry boys, kind Mrs Bramley, grumpy Old Man Blackcurrant, proud Mrs Cabbage, and many more.

In this delightful story from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow, young children will learn about the different fruits, berries and vegetables growing in Christopher's garden and how they get ready for autumn.

This wonderful new edition of Christopher's Garden 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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