Children of the Forest
by Elsa Beskow
The children of the forest live deep in the roots of an old pine tree. They collect wild mushrooms and blueberries and shelter under toadstools when it rains. They play with the squirrels and frogs, and when autumn comes, they collect and prepare food to see them through the long winter, until the warm spring breeze starts to blow. This is one of the best-known stories by Elsa Beskow (1874 - 1953), the Beatrix Potter of Sweden. For over one hundred years, all Scandinavian children have grown up with her books. Children of the Forest is available in two sizes: full-size (11" x 9"), and mini (7" x 5.25") edition. Hardcover.