Ollie's Ski Trip

Elsa Beskow

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  • A delightful snowy story about the joys of winter time
  • Filled with images of winter fun from tobogganing to snowball fights, and reindeer-led sleds
  • 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

Ollie begins a snowy adventure on his first pair of real skis. Jack Frost takes him to King Winter's palace. Will Mrs Thaw end Ollie's fun too soon? A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book with a cloth spine.

270 x 220 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
30 pages
Publication date:
15 Sep 2022
3rd edition


Ollie can't wait to use his first pair of real skis! Finally, the woods are blanketed in snow and Ollie sets off for a day of fun, where he meets cheerful Jack Frost and troublesome Mrs Thaw and visits King Winter’s palace.

Ollie has a wonderful time skiing, skating and having a huge snowball fight until it’s time to go home. How long will Ollie's winter fun last before Mrs Thaw comes again?

This is a delightful snowy story for young children about embracing seasonal change from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow. This wonderful new edition of Ollie's Ski Trip faithfully reproduces Elsa 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.


'Ollie has an adventure in the snowy forest on his skis meeting Jack Frost and King Winter, who shows Ollie his Ice Palace where all the Christmas presents are made. Ollie plays on his toboggan until Mrs Thaw comes with her broom, to sweep away the snow and make way for Spring, on her chariot pulled by butterflies. A beautiful, seasonal tale suitable for 3-7 year olds.'
-- Hilary Woolf with Isaac, age 4, Education Otherwise


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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