The Children of Hat Cottage by Elsa Beskow

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Three children and their mother live in a cottage shaped like a hat on a little island in a lake. One day their mother goes to the mainland to find yarn to make the children new clothes. While she's away the children try to help around the house, but housework is much harder than they thought. They have great fun sweeping the chimney -- but they get very dirty. They wash their clothes in the lake and dry them over a fire -- but fires are hard to control...Will Hat Cottage be standing by the time their mother returns? A charming story from Elsa Beskow about getting help from unexpected places, with lively illustrations in her classic style.

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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, 2012 by Floris Books. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Mother and her children live on a little island in a spruce little cottage that looks like a man's hat.

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