One of the things I collect are books by the Swedish children's author Elsa Beskow. These books are being republished.
They are beautifully old fashioned with a cloth binding. It is nostalgia at its best! I only have four so far. I buy one every once in a while as a treat when I order some paperbacks. In fact, I have my next book in my basket ready to purchase with my next order soon.
The stories are sweet and full of childhood innocence but the illustrations are just so beautifully done. They take you back to a simple time and allow you to be a child once again...
Enlarge the photos by clicking on them so you too can enter the kitchen with mother, pull on Daisy's tail or encounter a family of gnomes!
Elsa Beskow was born in February 11, 1874 and died on June 30, 1953. Today is the anniversary of her death and I wanted to remember her by sharing her books with you. It is said that she used her own childhood experiences as well as those of her 6 children to inspire her books. If you love children's books and have not seen one of her books, I can highly recommend them.