Princess Sylvie by Elsa Beskow

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Princess Sylvie persuades her father, the king, to leave the palace gardens and walk in the woods. The king is unsure. What might be in the woods? Then Sylvie's dog Oskar runs off after a long-eared hare and Sylvie's adventures begin. This is a delightful story for young children about exploring new places and making new friends, and about the comforts of home.
 

About Elsa Beskow

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Elsa Beskow (1874-1953), born Elsa Maartman in Stockholm, was a pioneering author and illustrator of children's books in Sweden perhaps the best known of all Swedish children's book artists. Her books were inspired by her own childhood experiences, as well as those of her six children. Central themes were the relationships between children and adults and children's independent initiative. Her books are continually reprinted, and many have become classics. She also illustrated ABC books and songbooks for Swedish schools.
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Floris Books. 28 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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The bear bows to Sylvie and invites her to ride upon his back until her befuddled father orders her down, leashes Oskar and takes her tightly by the hand so they can get home in time for tea.

Nov 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Princess Sylvie

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The late Beskow's (The Land of Long Ago) story of Princess Sylvie and her father the king comes by its nostalgic appearance honestly: it was first published in Sweden in 1934.

Dec 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Princess Sylvie

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