'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 (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.