Peter and Lotta's Christmas

Elsa Beskow

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  • A charming story for young children which celebrates the traditions of Christmas time in Sweden and the importance of thinking of others
  • 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

When Peter and Lotta spend Christmas with their aunts and uncle, they discover where presents really come from! A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book about Swedish Christmas traditions, with a cloth spine.

234 x 294 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
36 pages
Publication date:
07 Oct 2021
2nd edition


When Peter and Lotta spend their first Christmas with Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender and Uncle Blue, they are amazed by all the surprises. Before Christmas comes around again the children are determined to discover where the presents really come from, and give their aunts and uncle special gifts. Then on Christmas Eve, Peter and Lotta's kindness and generosity is rewarded with something unexpected!

This is a delightful story for young children from the world-renowned Swedish author--illustrator Elsa Beskow which celebrates Swedish Christmas traditions and being a good neighbour. Elsa Beskow's Peter and Lotta stories, about two children living with their aunts and uncle, are full of gentle humour and charm.

This wonderful new edition 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.


'A beautifully illustrated book with plenty of text. Peter and Lotta prepare for Christmas in Victorian Sweden in the days before Father Christmas, when the Christmas Goat brought gifts. It's full of adventures. A great Christmas read for 4-8 year olds.'
-- Education Otherwise for Homeschoolers

'Evidence from my family and its visitors confirms that Elsa Beskow's Peter and Lotta stories somehow capture the imagination. The illustrations in these lovely hardback editions have something of the charm that Carl Larsson's watercolours have. For children I suspect these books have the old-fashioned feel and colour that a good Nordic 'heimat' film does for me as an adult. Children love them.'
-- Martyn Rawson, Steiner Education

'Elsa Beskow's beautiful illustrations give you a glimpse into Swedish life and their Christmas traditions. This story has slightly more text than the average picture book and is ideal for children who want a slightly longer story but still enjoy beautiful illustrations.
-- Kaleidoscope 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.

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