The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman

Elsa Beskow

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Quick Look

  • A new edition of the classic book about a mischievous cat
  • Features charming illustrations of the cosy cottage, a blooming garden full of sunflowers, and curious little mice
  • Young children will love the fun repetition of the story
  • Elsa Beskow's picture books, with charming stories and her signature illustrations, have been known and loved for over a century

A little cat gets into big trouble in this charming tale for young children. A collectable new edition of the classic Elsa Beskow picture book with a cloth spine.

160 x 160 mm
Floris Books
Elsa Beskow Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
28 pages
Publication date:
24 Aug 2023
3rd edition


"Once upon a time there was a little, little old woman who lived in a little, little old cottage with a mischievous little cat…"

A little, little old woman has just milked from her little cow when a little greedy cat appears! This simple and charming tale of a cheeky little cat is perfect for sharing. Young children will love the warm illustrations, filled with detail to spot, and fun repetition of the story.

This wonderful new edition of The Tale of the Little Little Old Woman 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.


'A classic children's picturebook... The "little, little" phrasing is a recurring theme throughout this charming read-aloud story.'
-- Children's Bookwatch


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. Elsa’s best known books in English include Peter in Blueberry Land, The Children of the Forest and Pelle’s New Suit.



Find out more about Elsa Beskow and her world on our Elsa Beskow Biography and Book Information page. Includes a complete book list.

We also produce a beautiful annual calendar featuring seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow's books:
Elsa Beskow Calendar 2015

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