Emily and Daisy

Emily and Daisy by Elsa Beskow available at American Swedish Institute.
Emily and Daisy by Elsa Beskow available at American Swedish Institute.
Emily and Daisy by Elsa Beskow available at American Swedish Institute.
Emily and Daisy by Elsa Beskow available at American Swedish Institute.

Emily and Daisy

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Emily wants to help her mama by watching Daisy the cow so she doesn't escape out the hole in her fence.

On the way to the meadow, Emily meets a big dog, a boastful boy and an old man. But who will help Emily when she needs it?

This is a delightful story for young children about kindness and helping others from the world-renowned Swedish author–illustrator Elsa Beskow.

This wonderful new edition of Emily and Daisy 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.

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Elsa Beskow became Sweden’s best-loved children’s book illustrator. For over one hundred years Swedish children have grown up with her books. Among her better known titles are Children of the Forest and Peter in Blueberry Land.

Elsa Beskow studied Art Education at Tekniska skolan, or the Technical school, in Stockholm, and it was during this time she began illustrating for children. Elsa married Natanael Beskow in 1897, whom she met at Djursholms samskola while serving as a teacher where he served as head master. Together they had six sons.

In 1894 Elsa Beskow started to contribute to the children’s magazine Jultomten. She ultimately began publishing her own books, doing both illustration and text. Overall, she would publish some forty books with her own text and images. Beskow also illustrated ABC books and songbooks for Swedish schools.

Often described as Sweden’s Beatrix Potter, Elsa Beskow’s picture books have been known and loved for over a century. Beskow’s illustrations take the reader back to an idyllic Sweden at the turn of the 20th century, and her charming stories of children and magical folk are known and cherished the world over.